'Absolute garbage', 'Howler' - Celtic fans annihilate senior player after clash v Anderlecht
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to annihilate midfielder Stuart Armstrong for his performance in the 1-0 loss to Anderlecht at Parkhead on Tuesday night.
Brendan Rodgers’ side ensured their spot in the Europa League after Christmas despite falling to a second half own goal by Jozo Simunovic.
The performance of Armstrong, 25, was of a major concern to the Hoops fans who packed the rafters at Celtic Park for what was their final Champions League game of the season.
Armstrong was hooked at half-time by Rodgers, who decided to bring on Olivier Ntcham.
There was an instant difference in the game due to the change as the Bhoys looked like they had much more of a foot-hold against the Belgian champions.
Fans took to social media to blast Armstrong for his outing, with one saying the senior player was “absolute garbage”.
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Here is a selection of their tweets:
Armstrong is well suited for junior football.
— Kevin! (@KevinC_93) December 5, 2017
Ntcham already done more than Armstrong has this entire season.
— Sean McGinlay (@seanjmcginlay) December 5, 2017
Armstrong needs dropped. And I mean papped out the matchday squad for 5, 6, 7 weeks not just put on the bench. I'd love to see Henderson get another run in the team to give him one last crack at making it.
— Drummy Dziekanowski (@PolskaBhoy) December 5, 2017
I can come on for armstrong n do a better job…despite being struck down by a bad chest infection. ????????????
— c3l t1c (@c3lt1c1888) December 5, 2017
Maybe the poorest Armstrong as been under Rodgers.
— Proinsias (@JohnRocks1967) December 5, 2017
Armstrong having a howler
— Max Mason (@MaxMason1888) December 5, 2017
Shocking man. Ntcham and Rogic for Armstrong and Sinclair
— Danny Timmins (@DanTim1888) December 5, 2017
Armstrong very much the weak-link. Why can't he take the ball in – it bounces off him EVERY TIME – at this level you must be neat & tidy when you receive the ball.
— John Burns (@burnsjohn49) December 5, 2017
Armstrong is absolute garbage!
— QuickBen67 (@GazMac77) December 5, 2017
Armstrong has been a mainstay of the Celtic senior side under the charge of Rodgers and was one of their best players last term as they won the domestic treble without a single defeat.
However after a dragged-out contractual situation, the Scotland international is yet to reach the heights of last term.
He has made 27 appearances across all competitions this campaign for the Hoops, scoring three goals and supplying four assists in the process.
In other Celtic news, the Bhoys have suddenly become a key part of Rangers’ search for a new manager.