David Turnbull is a reindeer and Scott Brown in 2085: The best of Celtic Twitter this week
In news that will shock precisely no-one, Celtic fans have felt both intense misery and absolute delight this week. A drab 1-1 draw with St. Johnstone was followed by a 3-2 victory over Lille.
In what was labelled a “dead rubber”, Celtic played a youthful and vibrant side against the in-form Frenchmen and came out on top.
It felt good. Very good.
Now, we try not to be prone to hyperbole, but it can be largely agreed that Soro and Turnbull were fantastic last night. Some are already calling for the ex-Motherwell man to be called up to the Scotland squad. Or given the captaincy.
Maybe he’ll be the country’s next First Minister. Anything’s possible.
Once again, we searched through Twitter for some of the best Celtic patter from this week.
Antlers and ABBA
First off, imagine not playing David Turnbull. Then, imagine both not playing David Turnbull, and getting him to wear antlers for an animated GIF.
Another player would’ve called his union rep by now. Turnbull, though, seems to be taking it in his stride.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 10, 2020
Turnbull’s performance even got fans in a singing mood. Here, Lindsay Hamilton, the head and co-chair of Proud Huddle CSC sang the midfielder’s name to ‘Fernando’ by ABBA. A-ha!
There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, David Turnbull
— Lindsay Hamilton (@LindsayH19) December 10, 2020
Soro’s back pockets
There was equal praise for Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro. The youngster hasn’t seen a great deal of action since arriving at Celtic Park, but last night he was absolutely imperious.
Fair to say, then, that Celtic fans have taken to the defensive midfielder:
Soro emptying his back pocket tonight: pic.twitter.com/Yw1Go7NKGO
— KianMcGrath🏴 (@kianmcgrath03) December 10, 2020
Soro when Celtic lose the ball.
— celticbible (@celticbible) December 10, 2020
Inevitably, but hilariously nonetheless, the Ivorian’s surname gave some ammunition to the jokers of Celtic Twitter:
Ma heart was broken Soro pic.twitter.com/AgJONC9yW7
— RC. (@RadicalCelt) December 10, 2020
Meanwhile, there’s nothing strange or funny about this absolutely accurate photo of Soro and Turnbull from last night:
Soro and Turnbull pic.twitter.com/RaQNLs84yx
— 〽️ (@Rxilly67) December 10, 2020
Cynicism? Amongst Celtic fans? Never…
There was still room for the gallows humour that’s kept Celtic supporters going over the last couple of months. Many fans are predicting Scott Brown will somehow make the team on Sunday, and are pre-emptively angry.
Celtic Spares made a grim prediction about the club in 2085:
The year is 2085.
Neil Lennon’s Celtic haven’t won a match in 65 years.However,the manager and board feel like he can turn it around,as he sticks with the same 3-5-2 formation for 2000th consecutive week.100 year old Scott Brown will once again captain the side – Only Celtic – FB pic.twitter.com/xUwZflBjb5
— Celtic Spares (@SparesCeltic) December 7, 2020
Kicking things up a notch, @marxistteach made this stirring threat:
If Scott Brown is in the team on Sunday I *will* begin a dirty protest on the Celtic Way.
— A (@marxistteach) December 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Neil Lennon has taken ‘kicking every ball’ to strange new places.
— Wizardofbaws🍀 (@delbhoyy007) December 10, 2020
That’s your lot, folks. Here’s hoping it’ll be universal happiness and memes this time next week.