Celtic fans unimpressed with post Hibernian David Turnbull interview

By David Walton

January 12, 2021

Celtic were never going to be able to do anything right after last night’s 1-1 draw with Hibernian at Parkhead – not even bringing out David Turnbull.

Supporters were already seething with the club for taking the trip to Dubai. In addition to that, the fallout that has left 16 Celtic players and staff members self-isolating has only fuelled that anger.

The only thing that was going to calm the storm last night was three points. Overcoming a solid Hibs side at Celtic Park with a decimated first-team squad was always going to be a major challenge. In the end it proved too great.

Kevin Nisbet’s late equaliser cancelled out Turnbull’s superb free-kick. As soon as that ball struck the net to seal the Edinburgh outfit a point, Celtic knew they were in trouble.

Trying to find the most acceptable way to get the post-match interviews done, they turned to the goalscorer. Turnbull was wheeled out to try and explain what went wrong.

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As expected, Celtic tried to paint a picture of how it was an unlucky point. That Celtic, despite having a lot of youngsters on the pitch in the closing stages, took the game to the Leith outfit.

But the situation just doesn’t allow that sort of leeway. For those who were still desperately clinging onto hopes of 10-in-a-row, they saw them dashed last night. Celtic now need Rangers to lose four games just to be level with them. Oh, and we’ve to win all remaining 18 matches too.

It’s fanciful stuff and some may even categorise it as fantasy. So taking that into consideration, it wasn’t a big surprise to see Turnbull take to the post-match duties. Celtic know he can’t be criticised by the support for everything he’s giving.

Daivd Turnbull celebrates for Celtic (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

In fact, you’re talking about a player who’s becoming absolutely adored. One of the only shining lights of the season. They knew by getting him in front of the cameras that criticism was going to be down to a minimum.

But many Celtic supporters took a different view. Some viewed it as the club bringing Turnbull out to save face. To take some of the heat off of them.

Here’s a look at how some of the fans reacted to David’s interview last night:



In other news, the supporters have been reacting to a major development regarding one of Lennoxtown’s brightest youngsters yesterday.