Stockley responds on Twitter to Tierney clash during Celtic triumph over Aberdeen
By Derek Smithson
Aberdeen forward Jayden Stockley has taken to social media to state that the clash with Celtic ace Kieran Tierney in the Scottish Cup final was a total accident.
Tierney was left needing serious medical attention after a connection with Stockley’s elbow, which manager Brendan Rodgers has since claimed may leave the teenager requiring an operation.
The 19-year-old defender was forced off in the first-half as a result of the facial injury and may be forced to miss the upcoming Scotland match against England in a World Cup qualifier.
Aberdden’s Stockley has explained on Twitter that the connection with Tierney wasn’t intentional.
“Support was unbelievable yesterday, thank you to all our incredible fans for the season, and no, it wasn’t intentional in the slightest,” Stockley wrote on his personal Twitter account.
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Aberdeen taken an early lead through winger Jonny Hayes, but Stuart Armstrong netted with a quick response to level the tie.
Tierney’s forced substitution saw midfielder Tom Rogic replace him and he went on to score a historic winner in the 92nd minute.
Rodgers’ side completed a domestic treble courtesy of Saturday’s win and finished the season unbeaten during his first year in Scotland.
Tierney will hope for a quick recovery from his jaw injury and played a major role in the club’s success.
In other Celtic news, the club’s supporters reacted to Callum McGregor’s international snub.