Celtic star Ryan Christie has told of his brilliant new Two-Face nickname the Hoops stars are giving him.
Christie suffered multiple facial fractures in the 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen a few weeks ago. He went up for a header with Dominic Ball, and the Dons man clattered into Christie’s eye-socket.
The Celtic man’s season is now over, but he’s still in and around Lennoxtown and Parkhead keeping tabs on the team.
And, speaking in the Daily Record, he opened up on his new nickname amongst the rest of the Celtic first-team.
“The Celtic players are calling me Two-Face from Batman. I could be standing on one side and I look completely fine but when I turned around you would hear a ‘Jesus Christ!’
“I’ve watched it a couple of times but I don’t really like looking back at it. I can’t remember much at all.”
Nickname looks like it’s going away
There aren’t too many comparisons you could link between Christie and the eccentric Gotham City gangster. Two-Face’s scars will never heal, but the same can’t be said of Christie.
The Celtic man was looking in great nick at his press conference on Celtic TV yesterday. Fans and the press were able to get a good look at his eye, which appears to be healing nicely.
It obviously doesn’t mean that Christie will be back for Sunday or the Scottish Cup final. But it does bode well for pre-season next month when the Bhoys go to Austria and Switzerland.
It’s vital that Christie returns and really stakes a claim for a place in the team. We need a fully-fit and ready Christie to inject some energy into the lifeless displays we’ve been seeing in recent weeks.
Hopefully his reintroduction to the team does wonders for Tom Rogic too. He’s been faltering for weeks under Neil Lennon, and Christie could certainly do with forcing him to up his game.
In the meantime, however, it looks as though that Two-Face moniker will be getting used less frequently. Christie’s facial wounds are getting there, and that’s great news ahead of our quest for nine-in-a-row.