Celtic fans were treated to a fantastic night of Thursday entertainment at Celtic Park – with a debut light show preceding an excellent 2-1 win over Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in UEFA Europa League action.
It seems though that this was a bit too much to take for one pundit watching on – Scottish Sun columnist Bill Leckie.
The veteran journalist couldn’t help but offer jibes at the Hoops in his ‘review’ of the night’s action, taking particular aim at the stunning new lights that were installed to improve the matchday experience at Celtic Park.
Writing in the Scottish Sun, Leckie fumed:
Though on the display it produced on its much-vaunted debut, it’s going to have to raise its game big-time.
I mean, after all the pre-match hype and the warnings that fans should be in their seats by quarter to eight so they didn’t miss the magic, you were all set up for something extra-special.
An image of the Lisbon Lions projected across the pitch. A club crest beamed into the night sky like the BatSignal. At very least, a gigantic hologram of Brendan Rodgers, striding out to wave to the adoring throngs.
Instead, it was just…well, lights and sound. Bright lights and booming sound, to be fair. The kind of build-up you’d expect for Rihanna coming on stage at the Hydro rather than the teams coming out for a Consolation Cup-tie on a peeing-wet Thursday night in the East End.
The Consolation Cup?!
After a stunning three points against one of Germany’s best teams, this is exactly the kind of pain we should have expected, but it’s still ridiculous to see stuff like this published.
Hopefully the wins keep coming and the tears keep flowing.
What do you make of Leckie’s comments? Were you impressed by the Hoops light show prior to last night’s match? Have your say in the comments below…