Charlie Nicholas responds to Rod Stewart Celtic jibe

By Connor Gordon

November 13, 2019

Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas has responded to Rod Stewart over another wrong Hoops prediction.

Nicholas is getting it in the bud from everyone for predicting a defeat against Lazio last week. Late heroics proved the Sky Sports pundit wrong again as the Celts ran out as winners and qualified.

It appears that Nicholas will have to sit and think of another way to rile up his fellow fans.

Charlie Nicholas on Rod Stewart and Celtic

Nicholas is making big bucks in the UK by appearing to go against the grain of his supposed Glasgow club.

Charlie Nicholas is getting it tight from Rod Stewart over Celtic remarks. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The 57-year-old got tongues wagging a few weeks ago for saying Celtic were lucky in the first Lazio game. Added with his prediction for the away game, he got Rod Stewart in a twist as well.

Cited by RecordSport, Nicholas told his Daily Express column today: “I had a little bit of a chuckle when Sir Rod Stewart had a pop at me last week.

“Rod was unhappy with me for saying that I didn’t expect Celtic to win away to Lazio.

Rod Stewart in Rome last week for the Celtic and Lazio Europa League tie. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

“I hold my hands up and admit I got it wrong, because Celtic produced a great performance on the night.”

Despite the backlash, everyone will be wanting Nicholas to predict another defeat as it seems to bring luck.

Big decision to make for Rennes match

If Nicholas goes as far to make a third defeat prediction, then he might be closer to being correct this time.

Lennon stated after the Lazio game that due to qualification, he may rest a few big names.

Neil Lennon might drop a few big names for Rennes match. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Despite a bumpy few weeks, Rennes are still a top French team with a plethora of top expensive talent.

If Lennon wants to take a few of his stars away then there is no doubt that it’ll be a closer match.

However, if he has any hopes of topping the group and getting a lesser team in the knock-outs, he must go full strength.

In saying that, a shock defeat to the Frenchman will only encourage the likes of Nicholas to continue their negativity.