Celtic final: BBC Scotland man's bitter rant after glorious Hoops moment

By John McGinley

December 20, 2020

Neil McCann didn’t appreciate the manner in which Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard scored his glorious penalty against Hearts this afternoon.

The Frenchman was typically gallus and flamboyant scoring his goal, chipping a Panenka penalty past former teammate Craig Gordon.

The ex-Celtic goalkeeper was furious, hurling the ball in Edouard’s direction.

For Bhoys supporters, it was a brilliant moment, but for some pundits out there, it seems it was all too much to bear.

Speaking on BBC Sportsound (14:47), former Rangers and Hearts winger McCann was affronted: “I can understand [Craig Gordon’s reaction].

“I think that’s pretty disrespectful. It’s come off for him and it looks brilliant. It’s just selfish. I didn’t like it.

“It’s not because Celtic have gone two-nil up – that’s his team-mate and that’s why Craig’s reacted like that. That was a little bit cheeky.”

Exceptional skill like this should be celebrated by the Scottish football media rather than condemned.

I get that Gordon wasn’t happy one of his former pals would do that to him in a national final, but Edouard likely would have done it against anyone.

That’s the way the French U21 star rolls. It’s what makes him such a unique and special talent.

Odsonne Edouard scores against Craig Gordon for Celtic / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Edouard didn’t have the best of games today but he stepped up at an important moment and should be applauded for sticking the chance away so confidently.

Now, if he can only replicate that on a regular basis from open play, we might have a bright future ahead this season.

In other news, another pundit has had a bitter of Twitter meltdown at Celtic.