Elyounoussi apologises for phone use; discussed matter with Celtic duo Lennon and Brown

By John Reid

November 6, 2020

Mo Elyounoussi has apologised for being caught looking at his mobile phone during Celtic’s 4-1 defeat to Sparta Prague, Norwegian outlet VG reports.

Neil Lennon wasn’t best pleased with the attacker being caught on camera looking at his phone, and as reported by 67HH that he was going to deal with the situation.

Now the £16m rated man has apologised, and disclosed that the matter is over after he spoke to Neil Lennon and Scott Brown.

“This is unacceptable from me”

“First of all, this is unacceptable from me. I have talked to both the coach and the captain and the case is dead between us. It is stupid of me to put myself in that situation. I lie down and take the punishment I’ll now possibly get” he said, as quoted by VG.

Elyounoussi also hit back at Chris Sutton. As reported by 67HH, the outspoken pundit slaughtered the player after the game, calling him ‘a selfish, self-centred, egotistical individual’.

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“I heard what Sutton commented and that is 100 per cent wrong. On the contrary. I am very dedicated” Elyounoussi said.

First of all, it is good news that the matter seems to have been sorted. Elyounoussi won’t complain if he receives any punishment, and it is a good sign that he has apologised. It was a stupid thing to do, and it is right that he has recognised that.

Good management to get matter swiftly dealt with

It is also good management by Neil Lennon to get the matter dealt with as swiftly as possible, it can’t be allowed to overshadow Celtic’s build-up to the game against Motherwell.

Mo Elyounoussi has resolved matter with Celtic (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, you can bet that Chris Sutton will have something to say about the matter. The chances of him letting the matter drop have to be considered slim and none. There is nothing that Celtic can do about that.

Still, with the matter now all but over, Elyounoussi might well start for the Hoops against Motherwell on Sunday. Hopefully if he does, he remembers to put his phone away.

In other news, Scott Brown’s admission that Celtic’s heads went down against Sparta Prague is alarming.