Bundesliga in odd shout-out to former Celtic striker after Erling Haaland clip

By Euan Davidson

October 15, 2021

How does a clip of Erling Haaland scoring a trick-shot in a now-viral clip link to former Celtic striker Tony Watt?

It’s one of those questions scientists have been battling with for years. However, the Bundesliga Twitter account have figured it out, seemingly.

After posting a clip of Borussia striker Haaland hitting a ridiculous – possibly fake – series of penalties, the Bundesliga Twitter admins were asked whether the Norway sensation could do the same “on a freezing cauld raining night at Dingwall”.

He’s no Tony Watt, but maybe he could, came the reply.

Tony Watt, in resurgent form for Motherwell ahead of Celtic visiting Fir Park, has scored 5 goals so far this season [Transfermarkt]. It’s the kind of form that has him being talked about as a Scotland player again, 5 years after his first and only cap.

Watt has never played in Germany, though. He’s had stints in Belgium, with Lierse and Standard Liege, but he’s never been in the Bundesliga.

So where this came from, we’re not entirely sure.

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The former Celtic striker briefly became world-famous after a wonderful strike over Barcelona in 2012. Scoring the winner on a famous night at Celtic Park, we’re forever obligated to mention that goal whenever Watt’s name comes up.

After Celtic, he had spells across Europe and in England, before now settling at Motherwell.

How did we get from Erling Haaland to former Celtic striker Tony Watt?

Needless to say, supporters of Scottish football were left utterly baffled by the shout-out. It’s not to suggest Tony Watt isn’t any good, but it’s an odd one to say the least.

Is there a clear lineage between Erling Haaland and Tony Watt? There is now, yes. Beyond both being professional footballers, obviously.

Confused supporters responded on Twitter:

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