By Harry Sykes
Celtic were demolished 5-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League opener on Tuesday night – and fans took to Twitter to destroy Stuart Armstrong.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are unbeaten in 54 domestic matches but they could not cope with the expensively assembled French side.
First-half goals from £400million front trio Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani gave the visitors a three-goal advantage at the break.
A Mikael Lustig own goal and a second from Cavani gave a scoreline that did not flatter PSG, who completely dominated the match and blew the Hoops at their home citadel.
Celtic fans were particularly critical of the performance of playmaker Armstrong, who was given the nod to start over Tom Rogic, but lasted only 45 minutes before being substituted and replaced by the Australian.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
They are a class of their own mate, but Armstrong instead of Rogic was a massive mistake. They got it wrong.
— Mr Ctter???? (@johndcotter) September 12, 2017
Armstrong has been rotten.
What a team they are though.
— J (@juneaukds) September 12, 2017
What a difference Rogic makes compared to Armstrong, don’t think Armstrong will start many more games #celticfc ????
— Marty Bhoy (@martybhoy1979) September 12, 2017
Thought Armstrong would’ve been the right man in midfield but was so wasteful, good that Rogic is on.
— Reece (@_RH67) September 12, 2017
An imposter on the pitch? Wasn’t that Stuart Armstrong?
— Murray Meikle (@murraymeikle) September 12, 2017
Rogic on for Armstrong at HT pic.twitter.com/NOH2KzrOpL
— 90MC (@90MinuteCynic) September 12, 2017
— John Bradshaw (@JBLuvsCeltic) September 12, 2017
footballwise, armstrong’s been appalling. wouldn’t start him against anderlecht he’s worse than a man short.
— Gregory Clark (@gregoryclark10) September 12, 2017
Armstrong has had a difficult start to the new campaign after a contract row with the club rumbled on into mid-August before he signed a new two-year deal.
In other Celtic news, the club have launched a £1.5million bid to sign a midfielder from Premier League giants.