It’s fair to say that Celtic’s official Twitter has been feeling the wrath of the infuriated Hoops support.
You can’t deny that the club has been upping their social media game over the last couple of years. But they’ll certainly have learned their lesson today when it comes to keeping quiet after letting the fans down.
Celtic, as we all know, threw away their advantage against Cluj on Tuesday night. It cost the club €5m alone that they would’ve bagged just for reaching the playoff round. And after getting supporters’ hopes up against the Romanians, Celtic’s defensive issues kicked the sand in the fans’ faces.
And as Celtic’s Twitter moderators attempted to crawl out and publish an On This Day post, fans still weren’t having it. Here’s a look at the reaction it received on Twitter:
Sacked the manager yet?
— Golden Bhoy (@Golden_bhoy) August 15, 2019
— Damon Weir the Champions (@DamonW44) August 15, 2019
That team would have skelped Cluj's arse too 😠
— Paul Sutherland (@PaulSuth) August 15, 2019
Stop trying tae sook in wi us, caus wer aw still ragin btw
— jacqui67 (@iloveceltic67) August 15, 2019
still no resignation of Neil Lennon and step down of Peter Lawwel ?
Change will happen.
— HEREWEGO10INAROW (@CELTIC2019) August 15, 2019
Who did they play at left back?
— French CSC (@FrenchCSC) August 15, 2019
C’mon lads, I’ve got money burning a hole in my pocket here. Market me some Celtic tat so I can contribute to balance sheet & Peter’s bonus.
Go on, you know you want to.@gerrymcculloch1 copying you in, because I actually think you’re a good guy that understands the fans.
— CG44 (@Ticketustastic) August 15, 2019
@CelticFC have a coffee and feel what us loyal fans feel….sign players…spend money earlier in the window
Last year and this year have cost Celtic because of late signings yet no apology or statement frim the club… lawwell staying quite he should be on front of a camera
— Celtic YNWA (@Celtic__YNWA) August 15, 2019
— Sean (@Seanmyers_) August 15, 2019
Celtic’s official Twitter will be feeling it for some time
This level of hurt just won’t go away anytime soon. The Celtic fans are furious, and it won’t be rectified over the course of a couple of days.
It’s a clear message from the supporters to their club. Regardless of the fact it may not be the traditional way of showing discontent, the club will know through the social media engagement just how fuming their own supporters are.
Sure, it won’t last forever. A few positive results and the anger levels will slowly decrease with each post. But Celtic’s silence on social media since the game has been telling.
Outside of the On This Day tweet, all they’ve provided since is Lennon’s post-match reaction and couple of necessary tweets confirming fixture dates/changes.
Celtic know their fans are raging. They’ve been trying their best to keep quiet. But it’s evident that today’s tweet was the club trying to dip their toes back into the water. As they found out, however, it’s still boiling hot.
It will be surprising if they provide any more content until Neil Lennon’s pre-match press conference tomorrow. But even then, you’ll still see the groans of a let-down support aiming their fury at their club in the only way they can.