Celtic’s Ryan Christie has undeniably been one of the Hoops’ best players this season. However, he made a rare error when he was sent-off for a poor challenge in the recent 2-0 loss to Livingston.

The defeat led to some undeserved criticism from Christie from sections of the Celtic support, and as a result of that he deleted his Twitter account.

Now Christie’s dad, Charlie Christie, who was a Celtic player, has had his say on the criticism that his son has faced.

“I said to Ryan, ‘It’s not all plaudits, you have a lot since July, now it’s a minor setback'” he said, whilst appearing on BBC Sportsound.

“He’s bigger than that”

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“But its nothing compared to his injury setbacks. But the social media thing, he’s bigger than that. To me the abuse is incredulous. But that is modern society”

It is not surprising that Christie senior is unhappy with the criticism that his son has faced.

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Hopefully Christie manages to get over the unwarranted criticism he has faced on social media. He wasn’t the only person to blame for Celtic’s defeat.

Hoops would be struggling without his goals

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If there is any Celtic player who deserves to be exempt from criticism so far this season, it is Christie. Who knows where Celtic would be without his goals.

It might be a good idea though it players didn’t use social media at all, that could be a policy that Celtic could perhaps think of adopting. Maybe a ‘no tweeting for up to 24 hours after a game’ rule could apply.

That could help prevent the criticism that Christie faced from taking place. Hopefully the incident blows over soon though, and Christie is helping the Hoops back to the top of the league.

 

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