Celtic fans have been left fuming on social media over the news that Craig Gordon has replaced fan favourite Scott Bain in goals for the Hoops’ Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers.
The starting XI was revealed on the Hoops’ official Twitter page for Sunday’s showdown at Hampden Park.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 15, 2018
Bain has become a fan favourite of Hoops fans since joining the Bhoys in a short term loan deal in January, and he starred in the Hoops’ 3-2 win at Ibrox last month.
But Brendan Rodgers has decided to restore Craig Gordon to the Hoops starting line-up, much to the chagrin of fans.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news that Bain has been dropped:
No Bain ????
— Jay (@Jayc67x) April 15, 2018
Poor and shocking actually to drop Bain in favour of Gordon – who has proven over time to have mistakes in him. Boyata yet again, while we have others to choose from. Brendan actually wanting to win this treble or not?
— PeejPrime (@PeejPrime) April 15, 2018
Would of preferred Bain but why isn't musonda even on the bench….
— Mitch The Bitch (@M_Mitch0408) April 15, 2018
You spelled Bain wrong
— Rory (@R0ryyyW) April 15, 2018
Bain dropped hahaha fs man
— Chris Gunn (@Gunnie67) April 15, 2018
Bains done nothing to be dropped just because Gordon’s fit doesn’t mean he goes straight back into the team, bains been a class act and boyata again Jesus Christ he must have something on Rodgers if he’s starting over jozo
— Frankie Burns (@frankieburns209) April 15, 2018
No bain. Boyata is playing. No Roberts in XI or Griffiths. He better know what he's doing
— L (@TakeThisLpls) April 15, 2018
The other notable team news is that the Hoops have reverted to a four at the back system, with Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney the full-backs, with Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer the centre-backs.
In midfield, James Forrest returns to the starting line-up in place of Patrick Roberts and there is no start for Scott Sinclair, whilst Moussa Dembele plays the lone striker role.
The Hoops go into the game on the verge of creating history, as a win over their bitter rivals will see the Hoops move one game away from becoming the first ever team to win domestic trebles in consecutive seasons.
In other Celtic news, Davie Provan thinks Charly Musonda will leave the Hoops in the summer