By Alex Taylor

Celtic legend Frank McGarvey believes that the current Celtic team are the worst group of players ever to wear the shirt.

The former Parkhead striker has blasted the club’s players and owners following their Champions League humiliation on Tuesday night.

Red Imps beat Celtic 1-0 in the first leg of the two-legged qualifying tie, a result that was immediately hailed as possibly the worst in the illustrious history of the Scottish giants.

“This is a seismic shock,” McGarvey told the Daily Mail. “It is the worst result in the history of Celtic Football Club, bar none, and the biggest wake-up call ever.

“Celtic have spent tens of millions of pounds in assembling that squad and they can’t even score a goal against what must surely be one of the worst teams to have played in the Champions League.

“Celtic have just been beaten by taxi drivers, guys who put a shift in at their work, went home for a wee sleep and went out to play the game. This is the lowest of the low. On the evidence of what I have just watched, that is the worst Celtic team I have ever seen.”

The Lincoln Red Imps contained six part-time footballers in their starting eleven, while the Bhoys boasted a clutch of highly paid and expensive players, including new signing Moussa Dembele who has been recently tipped as the next big French prospect by none other than Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.

The Hoops now travel back to Scotland with a shattering loss on their hands, and have it all to do in the return leg at Celtic Park next Tuesday.

In other Celtic news, new Rangers signing Joey Barton took to Twitter to reveal his delight after the Bhoys were humiliated by the Gibraltar minnows.