A number of Celtic fans on social media were in a humorous mood following one moment in their team’s resounding victory on Wednesday night.
Christopher Jullien scored the second of their five goals against Hearts at Parkhead just after half-time and, while his header may have been clinical, his response to the goal seemed far less assured. As noted by Celtic Underground on Twitter (@celticrumours), his attempted knee slide celebration saw him untidily hit the turf face-first, with the tongue-in-cheek comment that he “must try harder” with his celebratory moves.
One disappointing aspect of last night's victory was the frankly disappointing knee slide by @Chri6ViF. No spin or twist. Just a faceplant. Must try harder.
— Celtic Underground (@celticrumours) February 13, 2020
The French defender executed a rather more graceful knee slide a couple of months ago after he scored the winner in the Betfred Cup final against Rangers, as per this clip from @tirnaog09 on Twitter, and joked about the one which went wrong on Wednesday on his Twitter account @Chri6ViF.
Jullien’s goal against Hearts was his fourth in the Premiership and his seventh in all competitions this season, with only five players in Neil Lennon’s squad boasting a higher tally. However, that didn’t stop these Celtic fans on Twitter from having a laugh about his botched knee slide celebration on Wednesday:
No knee slide coach recruited in the window again. @Chri6ViF sloppy attempt explained right there.
— Provoction in mitigation! (@chrisshields10) February 13, 2020
Aye but the way he smoothly changed the face plant into kissing the turf shows the judges he has a quality dismount even when the routine goes wrong
— The Tears of Shasta Sheen (@TheShasta) February 13, 2020
He did try and convert it into a kissing the turf praying thing 8/10 for effort 🙏🏼
— Caoimhín (@mcnal82) February 13, 2020
When i saw that knee slide after you set such a high bar in the League Cup Final pic.twitter.com/axFSI03fFD
— 🏴Smithers🍀 (@Smid44) February 13, 2020
If I don’t see a perfect knee slide on Sunday your getting transferred to that other team across the city 😂
— joseph (@morrisonjoseph8) February 14, 2020
Went from the best knee slide ever in the cup final to that horror last night 😂😂
— A (@andyb124) February 13, 2020
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