Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon caught up in Catalan protests

By David Walton

October 15, 2019

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon found himself caught up in the Catalan protests in Barcelona last night.

The Hoops back-up man was on holiday in Barcelona over the international break. Gordon was again overlooked for Scotland duty, as concerns over his place in the squad continue to mount.

Gordon was off on a break with his partner and former Celtic TV host Summer Harl. It was Harl who updated everyone on her Instagram story about the delay they’ve had.

Craig Gordon was stuck in Barcelona last night (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

On her Instagram story, Harl stated that herself and Gordon had been stuck in Barcelona airport since 3pm. They apparently missed their flight due to the protests, with a plethora of flights from Barca canceled.

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The pair eventually managed to get on a flight with RyanAir before taking a taxi from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Harl posted a final message at 2:22am stating they had gotten home safely.

A heck of a journey, but Gordon won’t have game-time to worry about

We won’t go into too much detail about the Catalan protests – that’s not really what this site is for. However, it’s fair to say that Gordon had a bit of a rough time of it last night.

But just as concerning for him will have been his lack of game-time in recent weeks. The Scotland veteran hasn’t been selected for an international squad under Steve Clarke during his tenure so far. In addition to that, he hasn’t played for Celtic since the 5-0 rout of Partick Thistle.

Gordon is now back-up to Fraser Forster (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

As it stands, Fraser Forster is the number one until Neil Lennon says otherwise. And, given how positive Forster has looked this season, it doesn’t look as though game-time for Gordon will come anytime soon.

Celtic host Ross County this Saturday, and that’s exactly the kind of game you could’ve seen Gordon getting some game-time in. However, Lenny has played Fraser in every league game since joined. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

Gordon has a big question to ask himself regarding his place at Parkhead. With his contract up at the end of the season (Transfermarkt), it doesn’t look as though he’ll be sticking around much longer.

Fortunately the big man is back safe and sound from what looks a toxic atmosphere in Barcelona. But, when it comes to his place in the Celtic squad, you have to wonder how happy he is with it.