By Amir Mir
Rangers ace Niko Kranjcar is set to be out of action for six months, and most Celtic fans on Twitter had no sympathy with their rivals.
The Daily Record reports that the 32-year-old midfielder had his worst fears confirmed by a specialist on Tuesday, with the Croatian almost certain to miss the rest of the season.
Kranjcar will now go under the knife in London on Wednesday, with his season set to come to a crushing end due to cruciate ligament damage.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of Celtic supporters saw the funny side to the Gers player injury, as he only recently signed for the club from New York Cosmos in the summer.
His long-term absent means that Mark Warburton’s side have now lost two summer signings this season through various circumstances.
Midfielder Joey Barton has been suspended by the club, with his future at Ibrox looking increasing bleak, following a training ground incident in September.
Bhoys fans saw the amusing side to both stories, as Rangers will have to pay the duo their wages for the rest of the season, despite their absence.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Any player who suffers a cruciate injury has my sympathy.I hope Kranjcar has a speedy recovery.
— Celtic Symphony (@DM8883) November 2, 2016
Oh dear, Kranjcar and Barton out and £40k a week doon the shunky great management from the stenographers manager of the year 😉🍀
— Fidel67 (@Fidel671) November 2, 2016
The night just gets better…the superstar kranjcar season is over — Barton,season over full pay,kranjcar season over full pay….😂😂😂
— B (@clydebankceltic) November 1, 2016
Niko Kranjcar is out for 6 months
At £20K a week how long until story breaks about fight with Team Mate #LOL
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) November 2, 2016
Kranjcar made 15 appearances in all competitions for Mark Warburton’s side, scoring three goals and supplying the same number of assists.
In other Rangers team news, supporters on Twitter urged Fran de Boer to return to Ibrox after he was sacked by Inter Millan.