By Will Butcher
Rangers fans have lambasted Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers on Twitter after he compared Brazil legend Cafu to Stuart Armstrong.
Rodgers described the former Dundee United midfielder as the “blond Cafu”, after he was played out of position on the right side of defence against Inverness on Saturday.
Sweden international Mikael Lustig was forced off with an ankle injury, leaving Armstrong to fill in a right-back in place of his injured teammate during the Hoops’ 3-0 triumph.
Goals from Scott Sinclair, Leigh Griffiths and Tom Rogic inspired the win as the Hoops move 10 points clear with Rangers looking to reduce that deficit against Ross County to nine points.
Rangers fans have reacted hilariously on Twitter, with many criticising Rodgers for having the gall to compare World Cup winning captain and former AC Milan stalwart to Armstrong.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— alex moir (@riomxela) November 5, 2016
Armstrong is nothing like Cafu 💤
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) November 6, 2016
— Craig Wilkinson (@xfitbhoy) November 6, 2016
— _Dāvīd_ (@Steel98_) November 5, 2016
@STVSport cafu was a right back? 😕
— jam (@jamiemcccormick) November 6, 2016
@CelticQuote did he really say that?
— HomerJ (@HomerJaySimpsoy) November 6, 2016
One Gers fan even posted a picture of right back James Tavernier entitled “the Blue Cafu”.
The Blue Cafu. pic.twitter.com/tQw6K94Old
— Colin Armstrong (@moonman1873) August 23, 2015
A win for Rangers would see Mark Warburton’s side move back up to second in the Scottish Premiership, leapfrogging Aberdeen and Hearts onto 22 points.