Mohamed Elyounoussi’s indiscretion on the Celtic bench on Thursday night compounded an already brutal evening.

As Neil Lennon’s men trailed Sparta Prague 4-1 in Glasgow, the recently subbed Norwegian was spotted on his phone in the dugout.

It was the surefire sign, as if we needed it, that something is badly wrong at the club.

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Mo Elyounoussi has resolved matter with Celtic

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

As my colleague John told you earlier, Elyounoussi has apologised for his misdemeanour after having a chat with both Neil Lennon and Scott Brown.

It was a pretty untidy episode on a really regrettable night.

But it’s not even the first time a Hoops player has been snapped with his phone when he shouldn’t have.

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A similar incident at Rugby Park

Back in mid-August, an image of Karamoko Dembele with his phone in the Celtic dugout emerged.

The game in question was Kilmarnock, and the story was Boli Bolingoli’s now infamous trip to Spain.


This article from the Scottish Sun includes many photos. And one in particular may be of interest to the Celtic support.

As you scroll down, you will come across an image of the Celtic subs in the stand at Rugby Park. While Bolingoli is the main focus of the image, you clearly see young Dembele with a phone in his hand.

And it doesn’t look great.

Karamoko Dembele in action for Celtic

Karamoko Dembele in action for Celtic / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now, many will say we have far bigger issues than a couple of players being on their phones when they shouldn’t be. This isn’t fourth year at school anymore.

But the lax behaviour hints at a far bigger problem at the club. A real lack of standards from top to bottom.

From offering our boss the job in the showers, to misdemeanours from players. It all adds up.

Something is badly wrong at Celtic at present. And sadly it doesn’t look like anyone is going to have the answers until it’s too late.

In other news, a worrying Scott Brown admission should set alarm bells ringing for the Celtic support

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