By Will Butcher
Celtic fans have reacted on Twitter after Brendan Rodgers compared Stuart Armstrong to Brazil legend Cafu after his man of the match performance against Inverness.
The former Dundee United star was played out of position at right-back, as the Hoops secured a comfortable 3-0 win against the Caley Jags to go 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
The former Liverpool boss, who was quoted by Celtic’s official Twitter account, described midfielder Armstrong as the blond Cafu in reference to the World Cup winning captain.
The manager described Stuart Armstrong as 'the blond Cafu' for his Man of the Match performance in an unfamiliar right-back role.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 5, 2016
Normally deployed in midfield, Armstrong was forced to move to the right side of the defence after Sweden international Mikael Lustig was taken off with an ankle injury.
Celtic fans reacted with delight on Twitter to the versatility of Armstrong, but many decided to question whether Armstrong is actually even blond.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@celticfc he's definitely ginger
— stuart braithwaite (@plasmatron) November 5, 2016
— Andy (@AndyMcCrimmon) November 5, 2016
— Ethan jones (@yoodlerEthan) November 5, 2016
@celticfc Strawberry blonde.
— Placid Casual (@Plac1dCasual) November 5, 2016
@celticfc great performance and ran all day back to front 👍🍀🍀
— Peter (@Lenziebhoy) November 5, 2016
@celticfc brendans second cafu 💯👌
— William Hang (@will_hang) November 5, 2016
Rodgers so happy with Armstrong at right back he's calling him "the blonde Cafu"
— Gordon Duncan (@gordonduncan7) November 5, 2016
Brendan calling Stu Armstrong 'the blonde Cafu' after filling in at RB today and Alan Huttons international retirement are no coincidence 👀🍀
— John B (@johnab477) November 5, 2016
Rodgers’ decision was a surprising one, with Costa Rica international Cristian Gamboa on the bench but the decision paid off as the 24-year-old starred in the unfamiliar role.
Celtic struggled to find a breakthrough against Inverness in the first half, until summer signing Scott Sinclair pounced on a chipped through ball from Callum McGregor to lash home a shot.
Goals from striker Leigh Griffiths and substitute Tom Rogic secured a comfortable win at Parkhead, as the Hoops secured their 10th league win of the season.