Vakoun Issouf Bayo’s unveiling was truly something to behold last night at half-time against St Mirren.
With Celtic 2-0 ahead at the break, fans were already in a good mood. But in a surprise turn of events, Bayo was unveiled after the lights dimmed and shone a spotlight on him.
It was certainly a new way of getting your new signings out there. It’s most likely also the only kind of thing that would work during night games such as yesterday’s.
But supporters have been reacting to it. Refusing to let the 4-0 win or the fact title-rivals slipped up get in the way, fans have been giving their views on the apparent new use for our disco lights. Here’s some of the reaction on Twitter:
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Fans starting to warm to the disco lights
When Celtic failed to qualify for the Champions League this season, a lot of anger was turned towards the acquisition of the new lights. It was money that apparently could’ve been spend on a new defender so Jack Hendry didn’t have to play.
But now, the more fans are getting used to it, the more it seems to be getting positive reviews from them.
Yesterday was a new one. It’s the first time Celtic have ever announced or unveiled a new signing via the lights. It was certainly terrific theatre for the crowd at the game, and it does boost the Parkhead experience when used correctly.
We’ve already seen “light shows” occur against both RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg this season. Whilst those have certainly received mixed reviews, Celtic are really getting into their groove with these new lights.
The one thing that’s being missed here, however, is the fact that it’ll give Bayo a real boost too. It gives his arrival a real sense of huge importance, and that will hopefully provide him with the spark he needs to start off quickly at Parkhead.
Regardless, it’s just the latest of several new uses for these good old lights of ours.