By Alan Hutton

16th Nov, 2022 | 10:36am

Jota 'walking a fine line' at Celtic as footage emerges on Twitter - pundit

Alan Hutton has suggested Jota was “walking a fine line” for Celtic against Ross County on Saturday (12 November).

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Rangers right-back said the 23-year-old needs to be careful he does not “overstep the mark”.

On Sunday (13 November), fans on Twitter were quick to notice substitute Jota picking the ball out of the net after David Turnbull equalised for the Celts.

Jota, who was on the bench at the time, retrieved the ball and returned it to the centre whilst his teammates wheeled away to celebrate the goal.

Ange Postecoglou’s side went on to win the game 2-1.

Hutton noted that players need to be careful in those kinds of situations.

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Obviously you understand how much it means to him,” he told Football Insider.

He is not on the pitch and he is reacting that way. But, the flip side to that is that you are walking a fine line.

You should not be there, you should not be doing that and the ref can interpret that however he sees fit. You could get booked or sent off for coming on the field of play.

Yes it is good to see that everybody looks like they are pulling in the one direction. They are desperate to win which is a great thing, you just have to be careful you do not overstep the mark.

The Celts are currently top of the Premiership heading into the mid-season break.

The Parkhead club sit nine points clear of their Glasgow rivals.

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