A number of Celtic fans have reacted angrily to a newspaper column from ex-Hoops striker Charlie Nicholas in which he called out Leigh Griffiths.
Writing in the print edition of the Daily Express [via Daily Record], Nicholas blasted the 29-year-old for celebrating his goal against Partick Thistle on Saturday by putting his fingers to his ears, saying: “His celebration really worried me and saddened me. I just think he should sort himself out and enjoy his goal.”
This is not the first time that Nicholas has taken aim at a Celtic player over goal celebrations – last year, he wrote in the Daily Express [via HITC] that Odsonne Edouard looked “too casual and uninterested” in acknowledging his goals.
Griffiths, who ended a five-month goal drought in last weekend’s Scottish Cup tie and has struggled to get into Neil Lennon’s first XI this season, said after the match that the celebration was a response to pundits who questioned his future at the club (as per The Scottish Sun), with Barry Ferguson and Alan Hutton among those advising him to leave Parkhead.
These Celtic fans on Twitter did not take kindly to the pundit’s criticism of the 29-year-old Hoops striker:
A guy who always seems to be interviewed at throwing out time… getting near Garth Crooks levels of muppetry.
— 🍔 Gastro Celtic 🍀 (@Gastro_Celtic) January 21, 2020
Charlie nicholas is a nobody, couldn’t wait to get away down to England. Nobody at Celtic rates him or thinks he’s relevant. Best ignored
— Brian (@bon1967) January 21, 2020
Nicholas has saddened us for years now hes an absolute baton
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) January 21, 2020
No one cares Charlie. Time to change the tune 😴😴
— Veronica McLaughlin (Gormley) (@VeronicaMcLaug1) January 21, 2020
Anything and everything negative about Celtic! Pathetic!
— Mind lost. Again.- Bob Nicol (@Rn1967Nicol) January 21, 2020
first it was Odsonne Edouard doesn’t celebrate enough when he scores.. now this..🙄
— Hez (@Hez_cfc67) January 21, 2020
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