By Amir Mir
Celtic midfielder James Forrest started for Scotland during their 1-0 win against Slovenia on Friday night – and fans on Twitter destroyed the player for his performance.
The 25-year-old first-team player produced a woeful display during the important World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.
The home team were not at their during certain parts of the match but substituted Chris Martin came up with the goods when his late strike helped seal a much-needed three points on their road to Russia.
At first, the Scottish fans were questioning why Gordon Strachan selected Forrest for the match with Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie on the bench.
Supporters slammed his technical ability as well as the creativity of the player throughout the match.
However, fans were impressed with Forrest’s club teammates, Kiernan Tierney and Stuart Armstrong – the latter set up the winning goal.
Here is a selection of their messages:
How does Forrest get a game
— arran bathgate (@arranbathgate_) March 26, 2017
If you think james forrest is a better scorer creator or technical footballer than jamie walker,your insane like strachan
— Tommy 1874 (@captainjamtart) March 26, 2017
Matt Richie is a far superior player to James Forrest. The end
— Gourlay (@gourlay10) March 26, 2017
Tierney & Armstrong v good -Griffiths must keep going, he'll get more chances – Forrest missing – defence shaky & we give it away too cheap
— John Webster 🏴 (@johnauldwebster) March 26, 2017
Martin & Mulgrew are a big worry at CB and Forrest is hopeless but everyone else has played very well so far for Scotland. Surprised
— Falkirk 49ers ⚽️🏈🏴 (@GrahamRoss1) March 26, 2017
Btw James Forrest has offered nothing either
— Liam (@Liam67M) March 26, 2017
Forrest the weak link for me, get Ritchie on
— Lee (@Lmc2105) March 26, 2017
Forrest has been a regular feature for Brendan Rodgers side this season, playing 38 games in all competitions.
Furthermore, he has played 21 Scottish Premiership games, scoring five goals and supplying seven assists with the Bhoys unbeaten on the domestic circuit this term.
During his last game for the Glasgow giants, Forrest provided an assist as Rodgers men saw off a stubborn Dundee team.
With the international break now over, Forrest will be looking to help his team clinch the SPL title away at Hearts on April 2.
In other Celtic news, fans react on Twitter to 24-year-old’s display against Slovenia.