'A joke', 'cheers' - some Celtic fans dismayed by announcement

By John Reid

August 15, 2019

Following Celtic’s exit from the Champions League at the hands of Cluj, the Hoops will now need to qualify for the Europa League.

This will mean league fixtures being changed from Saturday, to Sunday. The first fixture to be affected is the upcoming home game v Hearts.

The Hoops announced the fixture change on the club’s Twitter account.

Unsurprisingly, the announcement did not go down well with a Celtic support still hurting at the 4-3 loss to Cluj. One fan even claimed not to want to be in the Europa League as they hated Sunday fixtures.

Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Celtic’s announcement:

It has to be said, the fans are correct to be upset. The Hoops should not have lost to what was an average Cluj side at best.

Hoops not guaranteed Europa League group stages

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Now the club face an awkward tie to make the Europa League group stages, probably against AIK Stockholm.

The thought of playing on Thursdays and Sundays in the Europa League does not sound very tempting to Hoops fans at the moment.

Maybe that will change closer to the start of the group stages, should Celtic reach them. However, at the moment the Celtic support seems deflated after the exit to Cluj. It is easy to see why the Europa League does not appeal.