A number of Celtic fans have vented their annoyance at the club over what they perceive to be the mistreatment of Scott Sinclair following confirmation of his exit from Parkhead.
The club confirmed on official Twitter channel @CelticFC on Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached with Preston to sign the 30-year-old on a permanent transfer, with the Hoops’ official website celticfc.net reporting the completion of the deal on Thursday morning.
We have reached an agreement for the permanent transfer of Scott Sinclair to @pnefc.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 8, 2020
He won a domestic treble in each of his three full seasons with Celtic and had scored 62 goals in 167 appearances for the Hoops before returning to England.
Having been a regular at the club for his first three years in Glasgow, he fell out of favour under Neil Lennon, playing just 19 times under the current Celtic boss since he replaced Brendan Rodgers last February, and had started only once in all competitions this season.
These Celtic fans on Twitter were raging over the manner in which Sinclair’s time at the club fizzled out, believing that he was shoddily treated at Parkhead, with some pointing the finger of blame at chief executive Peter Lawwell:
Best of luck to him, treated shamefully by Peter Lawwell since the summer.
— SeanSeosamh 🐊 (@seanseosamh34) January 9, 2020
Just No.! Celtic should hold there heads in shame fans still need to know why wasn’t he ever played when lennon came in as Morgan is rotten.! But all the best to him sad to see him go tbh talent player he is
— Kelly McGeachy (@kellybaby3) January 8, 2020
Disgraceful the way he was treated this season. All the best Scotty
— Patsy O (@NalcedYellos) January 8, 2020
Thank you @Scotty_Sinclair absolutely unreal in the invincible seasons. Club has treeted you terribly recently wish you all the best at Preston
— Damon Weir the Champions (@DamonW44) January 8, 2020
@CelticFC you treated the man disgracefully I look forward to the day when your creating a tweet like this for Peter Lawwell 🍀
— Fidel67 (@Fidel671) January 8, 2020
The way @Scotty_Sinclair has been treated by @Celtic this season has been shocking, player such a pivotal part in our success and could have offered much more this season had he been given the chance, you see how reacted after his last goal tells you he wanted to play!! #winner🏆
— KevG2410 (@KevG2410) January 8, 2020
Deserved so much more respect than he got this season, shame on you.
— Paul McQueen (@queenmachine67) January 8, 2020
Youve got more class than the people who let you go . Good luck scotty 🏆🏆🏆☘☘☘🏆🏆🏆☘☘☘🏆🏆🏆☘☘☘
— Dannylogan (@1930LD) January 8, 2020
Do you feel Sinclair was badly treated by Lennon and Lawwell at Celtic? Would he still have had plenty to offer to the club before he was allowed to leave for Preston? Tell us what you think by commenting below!
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