Odsonne Edouard's Celtic celebrations make mockery of pundit comments

By John Reid

October 4, 2019

It was not that long ago that former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas hit out with a bizarre criticism of current Hoops forward Odsonne Edouard.

Nicholas, writing in his Daily Express column (24/09, page 61) claimed that the Frenchman irritated him as he didn’t celebrate enough scoring goals.

“The thing that irritates me more than anything is his lack of celebration when he scores. It should be the greatest feeling in the world but Odsonne doesn’t show that” he said.

Comments didn’t go down well with striker

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The comments didn’t go down well with Edouard, who responded on Twitter. Now Edouard’s actions in the 2-0 win over Cluj have made Nicholas’ comments look even more ridiculous.

Edouard gave the Hoops the lead in the game with a typically excellent finish. After scoring the goal he celebrated wildly, jumping in the air to acknowledge the importance of the goal.

Has always celebrated scoring goals

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That was not the action of a man who does not celebrate scoring goals. Edouard might not be as demonstrative as some other players. However, he has always celebrated when scoring for the Hoops.

Even if he didn’t celebrate, fans would not care about that as long as he kept finding the back of the net for the club.

Nicholas’ comments really were quite odd. It is one thing to criticise a player who has not been performing well. But to criticise a player for not celebrating enough? It doesn’t make that much sense.

Still, Edouard has now put the matter behind him, and is still finding the back of the net on a regular basis…and he is celebrating when he scores as well.