Ryan Christie has deleted his Twitter account after a barrage of abuse following his red card for Celtic against Livingston on Sunday, according to The Scottish Sun.
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The midfielder was sent off midway through the first half for a reckless high tackle with the scores level at 0-0.
To compound Christie’s misery, city rivals Rangers secured all three points at home to Hamilton and leapfrogged Celtic to go top of the league going into the international break.
Christie has been in exceptional form this season with 11 goals and five assists but he didn’t get much sympathy for his stupidity. A section of fans took to Twitter to criticise the Hoops midfielder, with some going so far in their vitriol that he has since deleted his account.
Still, these fans showed their support for their player and, whilst not condoning his actions, they let their feelings be known to those who abused him.
I am sure no one feels as bad about Ryan Christie’s red card than Ryan himself and now I read he has deleted his social media because of the abuse he has been getting, so many perfect people out there, disgraceful 😡
— Clare Groves (@ClareTheScot2) October 6, 2019
he did make a mistake, a mistake that showed he cared. and now he has been forced to quit twitter because of fake fans giving him abuse. ridiculous. ps plastic pitches should be banned in top leagues…
— Jamie Grant 🇮🇪 Christie we love you, we do! (@J4YGR4NT1888) October 7, 2019
Any Celtic fan giving Ryan Christie abuse should take a long hard look at themselves👍
— Ryann_cfc (@_R_1967) October 7, 2019
If Ryan Christie as received abusive tweets it’s not on. Fair enough having your say but no need to get personal & nasty about it. Also don’t think he should be on social media if things like that happen. You after to be head strong & ignore like broony obviously he hasn’t 🍀
— celtic jaime 🍀 (official account) (@jaimelawson08) October 7, 2019
Can’t say I’ve seen any abuse directed at Ryan Christie personally but if there has been it’s disgusting the boy made a bad challenge and deserved his red it happens the boy has been brilliant for us this season I think folk should remember that
— Mark D (@markybhoy1980) October 7, 2019
Has Ryan christie deleted his twitter . If so it’s shocking many players before him been sent off and many more will be sent off. What about the time he won us the cup get off his case.
— George Sellar (@GeorgeSellar2) October 7, 2019
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