Celtic capitalise on Jota popularity in genuinely funny TikTok post

By Euan Davidson

October 13, 2021

That goal Jota scored for Celtic in the dying embers against Aberdeen. The fans going wild, what the three points meant, the culmination of a hard afternoon’s work. You want to see it again, don’t you? And Celtic know that too, according to their latest TikTok post.

Utilising a current TikTok meme, popularised by user dan_is_nice, the TikTok features the song ‘Loverboy’ by A-Wall (us, neither). It starts with a simple “Yo, bro, who got you smiling like that”, and footage of the Celtic crowd at Pittodrie.

The answer, of course? Jota.

If this all sound confusing, you’re not alone. But the popularity of TikTok is such that it’s something we all have to vaguely know about by now.

Jota has been an extremely popular arrival since coming to Glasgow. The former Portugal youth sensation has 2 goals and 2 assists in 7 outings [Transfermarkt]. Personable off the pitch, his personality seems to have clicked with Celtic fans.

Just like Kyogo Furuhashi and even Joe Hart, there’s definitely something to be gained from utilising their personalities as much as possible. It should be no surprise that there are videos like this one. Or even, this one.

Truly, resistance to their charms is futile.

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What does any of this TikTok stuff actually mean in terms of Celtic, Jota or any other player?

Now, we get to the crux. The TikTok was meant to generate some excitement about the next Celtic game, when Jota and co. take on Motherwell at Fir Park.

If Celtic win, and results go our way, we could be in 3rd place by the end of the weekend [BBC]. So, the stakes are high as ever.

Jota knows he’ll be relied upon to provide width and guile from the left flank. He’s impressed supporters so far with his fearlessness taking players on, while his end product is consistently improving.

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The feeling seems to be mutual, and Jota’s already topped the production of his 20-21 season, a frustrating spell with Real Valladolid [Transfermarkt].

Given how everyone is feeling – it’s a Wednesday, and there’s been a week and a half since there was club football – this is a fun way to ramp up the excitement. If we need another late Jota winner, so be it.

But a more commanding showing from the Bhoys would be just the ticket on Saturday afternoon. Hopefully there’ll be a TikTok to commemorate a goal-fest for Postecoglou’s Bhoys.

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