Former Celtic striker, Charlie Nicholas, has once again caused anger amongst the Hoops support and, again, it is a goal celebration that has triggered the Sky Sports pundit.
In his Daily Express column (via The Scottish Sun), Nicholas has claimed to be “worried” and “saddened” by Leigh Griffiths reaction to opening the scoring against Partick Thistle on Wednesday evening.
Replicating his “fingers in the ears” tweet after Patryk Klimala was signed for £3.5m, Griffiths was hardly offensive or displayed signs of anything other than joy at scoring his first goal since August. The striker has had his detractors this season and demonstrating that you are not listening to them is a positive sign that he is back and close to his best.
Despite rumoured interest from Leeds United, Griffiths will be a key member or Neil Lennon’s Celtic squad as they look to keep the pressure up on Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership in the title run-in.
Does it matter how Griffiths celebrated his goal?
These fans of the Parkhead club took to Twitter to lambast Nicholas after complaining, once again, about how a Celtic player celebrates his goals.
Eddie doesn’t celebrate enough, Leigh celebrates the wrong way… Charlie’s a hard man to please!
— andy young (@ajpy78) January 22, 2020
Tosh from Charlie Nicholas.
If Griffiths is playing and scoring and happy then that’s what matters, not some innocuous celebration. https://t.co/gmd0IpaGiy
— Tom Pearson (@tom7p) January 22, 2020
Get well soon Charlie Nicholas x https://t.co/PhPCSO6ztZ
— Danny Gilmartin (@DannyGilmartin1) January 21, 2020
Charlie nicholas is a nobody, couldn’t wait to get away down to England. Nobody at Celtic rates him or thinks he’s relevant. Best ignored
— Brian (@bon1967) January 21, 2020
Charlie Nicholas. The thinking mans moron. If he could spell it or knew what the word meant he’d realise that each time he opens his mouth he’s an embarrassment.Sure he just keeps his job for his comedy value. It’s good he has a high opinion of his views as no one else has 😂😂😂
— Stevie Murray (@Steviethestud) January 21, 2020
I think it is time that the celtic Chief Executive tells Charlie Nicholas that he is no longer welcome at Celtic Park. He continues to slate celtic celtic players at every opportunity. It is really disappointing that so many ex celtic players are so negative towards Celtic.
— Geach (@geach65) January 21, 2020
Of all the stories to come out of the Scottish Cup victory, how Griffiths celebrated his goal really wasn’t the main talking point, scoring his first goal since August and making a positive contribution should’ve been cause for praise – not concern – from someone who considers himself to be a Hoops fan.