The Celtic support seem divided on the club’s surprising decision to post a statement on Twitter. On Friday, the official Celtic page tweeted an update on the situation regarding David Turnbull following reports that the Motherwell teenager had rejected our initial contract offer.

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They said that “a magnificent offer” had been made to Turnbull and that “it is now up to the agent and player” to decide if a move to Celtic is on.

The decision to release a statement on Twitter is very out of character for Celtic. It’s fair to say that some fans weren’t in favour of the move.

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The club’s decision to update fans and quash tabloid rumours did go down well with some supporters. Celtic have been criticised in recent times for not keeping fans in the loop with what’s going on. Some supporters were refreshed to see a different stance being taken by the club.

Intentions weren’t bad

Celtic had the right intentions when trying to update fans on what was going on with the deal. It was just the execution that let them down.

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They could have formatted a much neater single tweet statement that explained the current situation without adding the other nonsense. There was very little need for the adjectives like “magnificent” to explain the offer that mas made. They should have just stated the facts and allowed everyone else to make assumptions.

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Putting the statement out on Twitter also seemed a bit unprofessional. The club would ordinarily have released the statement on the website and then linked to it on social media. It seems bizarre that they chose to change their stance.

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