By Amir Mir
Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar could be sidelined through injury for the rest of the season – and Celtic fans on Twiiter have no sympathies with their rivals.
The Scottish Sun claim that the Gers midfielder picked up a knee injury during training on Tuesday and there are concerns that he has serious ligament damage.
Celtic are set to take on Rangers on Sunday afternoon in the Scottish League Cup semi-final, which Kranjcar is now expected to miss.
Hoops supporters on Twitter saw the funny side to Kranjcar’s possible long-term injury, as another summer acquisition Joey Barton is suspended by the club.
Celtic fans aimed a dig at their rivals by stating they are paying all those wages for the likes of Kranjcar and Barton for not playing.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
What a wee shame having to pay Barton and Kranjcar all those wages for not playing
— Biglhist (@biglhist) October 21, 2016
Celtic have suffered a major blow ahead of their derby game on Sun with the news that nico kranjcar could be out for the rest of the season
— Dardo1967 (@dardo1967) October 21, 2016
Soooo……Barton's behaviour and conduct has led to a lengthy suspension and now…Kranjcar has a long term injury#SHOOOOCK ????????
— Ross McKenzie (@RKenzifizzle) October 21, 2016
Water bills, roof repairs and both Barton and Kranjcar getting payed for sitting at home, it never rains but it pours ???
— JINKS1888 Geo (@bimmerbhoy) October 21, 2016
@bimmerbhoy Think they might be going through a dry period
— charles donaghy (@charlesdonaghy) October 21, 2016
@bimmerbhoy Long may it continue
— dominic (@dominick1888) October 21, 2016
Kranjcar has recently settled in the Rangers side and made 15 appearances this season, scoring three goals and supplying three assists.
The Croatian moved to the Scottish giants this summer and joined with vast top-level experience after 15 years at the top for club and country.
In other Celtic team news, Rangers captain Lee Wallace has explained why he is envious of his rivals ahead of their showdown on Sunday.