Every year Celtic release a Christmas advert that usually features the Hoops first-team players in all manner of outfits. Previous years have seen Scott Brown play the part of a pilot, and Mikael Lustig play a policeman.
This year is no different, as the Hoops players have donned all manner of outfits for the advert, which seems to revolve around a school Christmas play.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 22, 2019
Hoops boss Neil Lennon features conducting the players singing a song, whilst Jeremie Frimpong is dressed as a star.
Forgotten man features in advert
Meanwhile, Jonny Hayes features dresses as an aeroplane. It has to be seen to be believed. Interestingly, all but forgotten Celtic man Scott Sinclair features in the scene with Hayes. Defensive duo Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer are fortunate enough to get to wear Christmas jumpers and sunglasses.
Perhaps the highlight of the video is Leigh Griffith’s reaction to an Odsonne Edouard t-shirt.
Unsurprisingly, there have been plenty of reactions to the advert on social media. The vast majority have been positive, with many fans delighted that the Hoops have continued this annual event.
Fan delighted to see Hoops legend feature
One fan did admit though that Mikael Lustig’s absence was noted. Whilst another fan was pleased to see Lisbon Lion legend Bertie Auld feature.
Here are some of the best reactions to the advert from social media:
I miss Lustig most at these times
— Woody – Bolingoli (@Woodybhoy67) November 22, 2019
Excellent!! Well done to all 🎄🍀
— david spence (@granite_auto) November 22, 2019
brilliant bhoys and ghirls, well done, worth the wait
— Wulie (@Wulie12) November 22, 2019
— Chrissy (@Chrissywelsh7) November 22, 2019
Anything with Bertie starring in it has the thumbs up for me 😍
— Georgina (@Georgina87x) November 22, 2019
Brilliant , love it
— John McConnell (@johnbhoy83) November 22, 2019
Fantastic, loved it. Well done bhoys @CelticFC
— jackie macinnes (@jackiemacinnes) November 22, 2019
Can't stop smiling watching this…
— robert arbuckle (@maleysbhoy) November 22, 2019
It is good to see that the Celtic players and management can poke fun at themselves. That could well be the sign of good team spirit, that almost all the biggest players at the club were willing to get involved in the advert and even wear bizarre outfits.
It will be interesting to see if Neil Lennon is asked any questions about his role in the advert during his press conference before the Livingston game. The advert certainly works as a welcome distraction before the Hoops return to action against Livingston on Saturday.