By John Reid
Celtic defender Mikael Lustig was caught on camera mouthing obscenities before Sweden’s World Cup play-off showdown against Italy at the San Siro last night.
As the Swedish players lined-up pre-match for their national anthem, the Italian fans booed throughout the song, and as reported in the Daily Record and as seen in the tweet below, Lustig’s response was one of anger.
Lustig was able to get revenge though, as perhaps given a sense of injustice after the anthem was booed, Sweden managed to frustrate the Italians and after a 0-0 draw win the play-off 1-0 on aggregate.
It meant they qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006, with Lustig surviving a penalty scare after he seemed to foul Darmian.
Lustig will be one of the few Celtic players involved in the World Cup next summer, but for now it’s back to domestic duty as the Hoops aim to extend their British record of 63 domestic games unbeaten with a Saturday lunchtime trip to Dingwall to face Ross County.
The Swede will then face the daunting task of trying to stop Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani as Celtic head to the Parc des Princes to take on PSG in a Champions League game which could see PSG clinch first place in Group B.
In other Celtic news, Erik Sviatchenko is set to make a first-team return from injury