Frank McAvennie has slammed cowardly Kristoffer Ajer for turning his back on Alfredo Morelos’ goal-bound shot as Celtic lost to Rangers. 

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the defender took part in a ‘comedy of errors’ from the Celtic defence.

With the scores at 1-1, Morelos cut inside and lashed a shot into the roof of the net as the Gers regained the lead.

It was clear from looking at the replays that Ajer ducked out of the way of the shot, allowing the ball to fly over this head and into the net.

McAvennie was left seething with Ajer’s reaction as he claims a centre half should be able to stand tall, even if a ball is heading for their face.

“He’s been talking himself up saying this is his best-ever season,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“He’s let himself down because he’s got talent but he just doesn’t show it. He doesn’t want to head the ball. 

“Just stand tall, put your body on the line to protect the goal. It was a comedy of errors. 

“He ducked, turned his back on it. You can’t do that as a centre-half, you can’t do it anywhere to be honest with you. 

“So what if the ball hits you in the goolies or the face? You’re a centre half.”

Ajer, 23, has been ever-present this season as he has made 44 appearances in every competition.

His sole goal this season came back in September as he contributed to a 5-0 win over Ross County.

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