Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to slam Mikael Lustig for his performance in the 2-0 win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday afternoon.
Lustig, 31, had a stinker in the Europa League defeat to Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday night and many supporters were shocked that Brendan Rodgers decided to start the Sweden international against the Dons with Anthony Ralston and Cristian Gamboa waiting for a chance in the first-team.
However Lustig did little to impress, and although the Swede is widely seen as a cult hero at Parkhead, many believe that it is time that the mainstay loses his seemingly nailed-on starting place in the first-team.
The right-back’s afternoon cam to an abrupt end in the 75th minute when he was shown a second yellow card and consequently sent off for a silly challenge on ex-Celtic Gary Mackay-Steven.
One angry Hoops fan blasted Lustig for “stealing a living” after his poor display.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Lustig is rotten.
— James Martin (@nice_suit) February 25, 2018
Can we just get rid of Lustig? Cheers. His time at Celtic is over.
— Davie. (@DavietheDJ) February 25, 2018
Would much rather have a retired Cha Du Ri in the team than Mikael Lustig. Bring him home
— mark (@markdev_) February 25, 2018
Lustig just doesny fill me wae confidence especially noo hes on a booking ????
— William McPhillips (@McPhillips1888) February 25, 2018
Lustig is well and truly 'done' as a Celtic player. We should be actively scouting his replacement to sign in the summer and it can't be another cheap punt on a Gamboa level right back either.
— Michael McDonald (@Mikey_Bhoy_1993) February 25, 2018
Do us a favour madden and book lustig again? Brings nothing to the team but Rodgers won't drop him. Would be aswell playing a man down
— meganwandrum ???? (@megz0wandrum) February 25, 2018
Hendry on for lustig he’s looking a liability today end up seeing red card
— paul mccallion (@paulbhoy79) February 25, 2018
The drop off in Lustig this season has been scary
— Paul McVey (@jedibhoy__) February 25, 2018
Lustig is stealing a living
— Bricky_M (@bricky1888) February 25, 2018
Lustig has got to go.
— Kieran Mcallister! (@kieranmc_1) February 25, 2018
Lustig has been ever-present for Celtic this season.
The former Rosenborg defender has made 40 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying two assists.
He is one of several underperforming defenders to have left fans unhappy this season.
Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata have come under fire for their form leading to many urging Rodgers to spend big on strengthening the back line in January.
However the Celtic manager only managed to snap up Mavin Compper, who is yet to play since his move from RB Leipzing, and Jack Hendry, who is arguably yet to show that he’s capable of playing for the best team in the league.