'Release Bitton', 'the day the season ended', 'sack Lennon and start the rebuild': Celtic fans react to 1-0 Old Firm defeat to Rangers

Celtic were defeated in the second Old Firm clash of the season and drop 19 points behind rivals Rangers in the title race.

Celtic sub Mohamed Elyounoussi reacts after missing a late chance at Ibrox. Picture: SNS
Celtic sub Mohamed Elyounoussi reacts after missing a late chance at Ibrox. Picture: SNS

The visitors were the better team until Nir Bitton was sent off for a professional foul on Alfredo Morelos. A Callum McGregor own goal then gave the hosts all three points.

Here’s how the Celtic fans reacted on social media:

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@aboutceltic: “January 2nd 2020, the day the season ended. We couldn't be any more disconnected from the club, the board have made that clear. Year after year we continue to invest our time & money in to the club we love & we're taking for a joke. The only thing you care about is your ego.”

@buff_egan: “I am his Biggest Critic. But You cannot blame Lennon for this, we played excellent and Bitton f***** it up. If anyone is to blame its him and him alone.”

@manky_bianchi: “We should’ve been 3 up before that clowns tackle but I DONT blame Bitton . He’s not a defender. We’ve known for years that we need a proper CH for cover and this is what we’re left with a last resort when there’s a injury. Amateur Hour again in the Celtic boardroom.”

@DanManCelt: “Good luck getting all 53,000 of us to renew for next season. The rot has to get weeded out, now, in preparing for it.”

@TheJinkIsBack: “It's telling when a goalkeeper is MOTM. Ironic that if we'd have retained Forster we'd be nowhere near as behind in the league. We were comfortable until the Bitton red. If that challenge was the other way round we'd be screaming for a red. A game we "should" have won.”

@eightsixonesix: “Actually feel bad for Lennon here. More individual errors costing us in an otherwise good showing. No time to greet though, Hibs to deal with on the 11th. One game at a time from here on out, all must wins.”

@IamMysterion7: “Sack Lennon now and bring a new man in to start the rebuild towards next season.”

@CiaranCbo: “Release Bitton he’s let the whole squad down, embarrassing. Wouldn’t even get in half the teams in the league.”

@blondelmo1888: “Lennon has to go. Not necessarily at fault today, but he’s more than at fault for us being 19 points behind, and that’s the bottom line.”

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