Celtic’s Twitter account was under fire last night after applauding Luka Modric as a class act.
Without doubt that is factually correct but there is a time for everything. Drooling over an opposition goalscorer like an awe-struck autograph hunter isn’t what fans expect from their club.
Seeing a world class player live in action is something to enjoy, for more than 45 minutes the Croatian found Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley very tough opponents.
During a five minute spell Real Madrid scored twice, both of them ‘Celtic style’ goals with fast breaking played finished off with a deadly touch in front of goal.
With a 3-0 defeat, no matter the circumstances or mitigating factors, the last thing that supporters want to know about is their club hoping for reflected respect from some of Modric’s 3.2m Twitter followers- around four times more than Celtic have.
Class act ???
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 6, 2022
I’m getting fed up with Celtic Park becoming this tourist attraction right before we take a beating.
We played well for 50 odd mins tonight and it feels like an opportunity lost.
— Stephen CW? (@SCW1888) September 6, 2022
Listen, aye granted he’s a class player but he’s just been part of a team who beat us 3 nil at home in a game we were tremendous, so admin if you want to pander to Mr Modric then please do so another day but don’t crawl up players arses after a defeat
— Tommybhoy79 ???????? (@ruchillbhoy79) September 6, 2022
Pull yersel thegether this is a total riddy
— ceern (@NotoriousBAG_) September 6, 2022
— CaI (@caim67) September 6, 2022
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