Under-fire Celtic stars got online support from Scot Squad actor Darren Connell.
The unlikely source expressed his anger on Twitter over criticism some fans have for Hoops players.
However, he too has come under fire for calling critics ‘pigs’ in his rant.
Furthermore, some fans don’t back the actor’s assessement of the players in question.
Darren Connell backs out position Burke online
The award winning Glaswegian actor took many players under his wings in the social media post.
Connell said: “Some Celtic fans are arm chair poison, only in Scotland can you win two trebles and it’s still not good enough.
“The attitude towards Sinclair is disgusting, Jack Hendry looks broken, Burke has played one game and is getting grief already.
“Get a grip and be happy you ungrateful pigs.”
Some Celtic fans are arm chair poison, only in Scotland can you win 2 trebles & it’s still not good enough, the attitude towards Sinclair is disgusting, Jack Hendry looks broken, Burke has played 1 game & is getting grief already, get a grip and be happy you ungrateful pigs.
— Darren Connell (@DarrenConnell87) January 21, 2019
The post comes in the midst of a transfer window and a return to playing after the Scottish Premiership’s three week winter break.
The Hoops beat lower league Airdrie but the first half was the same dull performance fans have been all to familiar with this season.
Connell gets mixed replies to Celtic Twitter post
In response to Connell’s support, Celtic fans couldn’t make their minds up.
Would agree to an extent although the reason Hendry is probably lacking confidence is he was thrown in to all the European qualifiers when clearly not up to it in such important matches. Not sure he looks broken however.
— Paul McGuire (@paulconmcguire) 21 January 2019
I’ve always said there are two types of fans. Those that see the glass half empty, and those half full. It’s always been the same. By the way it’s nothing to do with being an armchair fan.
— Bill Saunders. (@billsaunders40) 22 January 2019
Fans who attend games and those who don’t all have a right to an opinion.
This is what the game is based on and Celtic have many things going on that is creating discussion.
However, absuing players on social media is not the way to vent those thoughts as it can only be detrimental to him and the team.
Every supporter wants what’s best for the club but that should include backing players even through hard times.