Celtic fans react on Twitter after Vladimir Weiss makes joke about European exit
By Matt Farr
Former Rangers midfielder Vladimir Weiss has incurred the wrath of the Celtic fans on Twitter after making a joke at the club’s expense.
Weiss, now playing for Qatar side Al-Gharafa, hit out at Celtic by asking who they had been drawn against in Monday’s draw for the Champions League knockout stage.
Celtic were eliminated at the group-stage after finishing bottom of their group, without a win from their six matches – including an embarrassing 7-0 defeat to Barcelona on September 13.
Who is celtic playin in the champions league?
— Vladimir Weiss (@VladiW7) December 12, 2016
The 27-year-old had just a brief spell at Rangers, joining them on a season-long loan from Bolton in 2010. He made 35 appearances during his spell, but was a big hit with the Rangers fans and has subsequently maintained a positive relationship with the fanbase.
However, Celtic’s fans were less than impressed with Weiss’ outburst, hitting out at the Slovakian star in reply.
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Here are some of their messages on Twitter:
@VladiW7 Remember when you were tipped to be the next big thing in football&would end up playing for one of the top teams..how’d that go?
— Turlough (@quinn_terry) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 Celtic were last in the CL 6 days ago
Rangers were last in the CL 6 years ago over 2000 days ago!! Hah hah haaaaaa ??????
— Jack (@JackoMessi10) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 you talk more about Celtic than you do your beloved Sevco. Strange.
— Michael Mclean (@mikeymclean1987) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 every fan of every club you’ve played for has forgotten you bar one ? Why is that ? Oh that’s right you pander to bigots for likes
— .Ah Magners (@Aelred82) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 question is when will rangers ever be in it again ????
— Ryan Mcconville (@ryanmc115) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 you been drinking again? What league do you play in journeyman?
— James B (@JBr1977) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 Always talking about Celtic.pity you were never good enough to play for us.even tho u clearly love us..quick beer B4 U drive home??
— Will McCusker (@wullmc75) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 club you played for doesn’t even exist
— Brian bhoy (@BrianScotsBhoy) December 12, 2016
@VladiW7 Al-Giraffe? Al-Getalife? Al-who? Who is it you play for now? Qatar back waters? Far away from the Champions League you are indeed.
— Ryan O Murchadha (@sevcoslayers) December 12, 2016
Celtic are currently eight points clear of rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, but could extend their lead to 17 points if they win their three games in hand.
They have won the last five Scottish Premiership titles in Rangers’ absence from the top-flight, but even with their great rivals back in competition, they look set to add a sixth.
In other Celtic news, goalkeeper Craig Gordon has sent out a warning to their title rivals.