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6th Nov, 2016 | 10:59am

Celtic fans react hilariously on Twitter as Rodgers makes ludicrous comparison

By Will Butcher

Celtic fans have reacted on Twitter after Brendan Rodgers compared Stuart Armstrong to Brazil legend Cafu after his man of the match performance against Inverness.

The former Dundee United star was played out of position at right-back, as the Hoops secured a comfortable 3-0 win against the Caley Jags to go 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The former Liverpool boss, who was quoted by Celtic’s official Twitter account, described midfielder Armstrong as the blond Cafu in reference to the World Cup winning captain.

Normally deployed in midfield, Armstrong was forced to move to the right side of the defence after Sweden international Mikael Lustig was taken off with an ankle injury.

Celtic fans reacted with delight on Twitter to the versatility of Armstrong, but many decided to question whether Armstrong is actually even blond.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Rodgers’ decision was a surprising one, with Costa Rica international Cristian Gamboa on the bench but the decision paid off as the 24-year-old starred in the unfamiliar role.

Celtic struggled to find a breakthrough against Inverness in the first half, until summer signing Scott Sinclair pounced on a chipped through ball from Callum McGregor to lash home a shot.

Goals from striker Leigh Griffiths and substitute Tom Rogic secured a comfortable win at Parkhead, as the Hoops secured their 10th league win of the season.

In other Celtic news, fans have reacted on Twitter to the performance of Sinclair following his tenth goal in a green and white shirt.