By Tom Blackburn
Brendan Rodgers has been lambasted on Twitter after Celtic were humiliated by semi-professional outfit Lincoln Red Imps on Tuesday night.
Red Imps beat Celtic 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying clash after Lee Casciaro etched his name into Gibraltar folklore with his second-half strike.
It was Rodgers’ first game as Celtic boss and prompted criticism of the players and staff from red-faced Celtic supporters.
Red Imps are the country’s record champion with 22 league titles, the last 14 of which have been consecutive, and in 2014 they were the first team to represent Gibraltar in the UEFA Champions League.
Celtic have won the last five league titles in Scotland, but the last four have lacked the challenge of rivals Rangers and this is worst possible start to their campaign.
This season sees the return of Rangers to the top flight and they are expected to pose an instant threat after four years in the wilderness.
Fans were outraged by the performance with Rodgers at the helm and here are a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Brendan Rodgers could have selected 11 names at random from the Celtic season ticket list and they would have won this game with ease.
— Tam Selleck (@TamSelleckCSC) July 12, 2016
Brendan Rodgers' Celtic lost to a semi-professional side in his first match. That's gotta hurt, hope he can turn it around…
— Brad (@_BradLFC) July 12, 2016
— Lazer (@Lazer2k) July 12, 2016
Celtic will still go through but that's an embarrassing result for them. It's a disgraceful result end of. Rogers some job on his hands!!!
— Conor.mortimer (@Conmort) July 12, 2016
Stunning humiliation for Celtic, Europe's most delusional football club. Rodgers couldn't complain if he was sacked after that.
— Stephen Smith (@stesmith8484) July 12, 2016
Embarrassing watching celtic get bet off bunch of police men?! Get it sorted Rodgers #celtic
— Stacey Roper (@StaceyRoper) July 12, 2016
— how (@No3wests) July 12, 2016
In other Celtic news, a two-time Parkhead league winner has moved to a top-tier outfit.