'I don't understand' 'Gutted' - Celtic fans rage at Rodgers decision to bench 27-year-old
Celtic fans have reacted strongly on social media to the team chosen by Brendan Rodgers to play Hamilton at Celtic Park, with supporters “gutted” that Leigh Griffiths was benched for the clash.
The Bhoys manager has made a series of changes from the team which drew 2-2 with Hibs at Easter Road, which was announced on the Bhoys official Twitter account.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) December 13, 2017
Griffiths’ continuing absence from the first-team has got the biggest reaction, with fans scratching their heads over the fact that he’s not starting the game.
Here are a few of the best reactions to the 27-year-old being benched on Twitter:
What on earth
— Matthew Robinson (@matthew03memes) December 13, 2017
Griffiths should be starting. Unless there’s some kind of clause in the contract with PSG to get their kid playing
— Paul Çonnelly (@paulconn75) December 13, 2017
— Ronan (@Ronanhammond_88) December 13, 2017
Get Griffiths on the park
— Marty Vanucci (@martydeila) December 13, 2017
60 goals on the Bench again ! Why ?
— Police State Scotland (@hoop1888) December 13, 2017
Gutted to see Griffiths on the bench again, most consistent striker we have, deserves game time
— Wee Bootsie (@hughes585) December 13, 2017
I really don’t understand how griffiths doesn’t start every game or atleast the majority of games the guys contributed to a goal or asssist ever 80ish minutes since he joined us
— Butler (@ConnorButler_7) December 13, 2017
Celtic go into the game five points clear at the top of the league, over nearest challengers Rangers and Aberdeen.
The Hoops also have a game in hand – to be played against Partick Thistle on December the 20th – as the Scottish Premiership title race continues.
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The month of December has been an extremely busy one for the Scottish champions, which perhaps explains the number of changes for the match against Hamilton.
The Bhoys have faced Hamilton once already this season, goals from Odsonne Edouard, Stuart Armstrong and a double by Scott Sinclair sealing a 4-1 win at New Douglas Park in September.
Celtic end December with a Glasgow derby against Rangers on the 30th, which is the last game before the winter break.
In other Celtic news, the signing of Michel Vorm could solve a long-standing problem at the club