The admin of the BBC Match of the Day Twitter feed had a bit of a stinker following on from Celtic’s glorious win over Lazio in Rome.
Goals from James Forrest and Olivier Ntcham secured a momentous victory in the Stadio Olimpico as Neil Lennon’s men secured qualification to the last 32 of the Europa League – with two games to spare.
The win was historical too. It was Celtic’s first ever on Italian soil in 13 attempts. Yet, the MOTD Twitter page decided to word that stat in a way that made the phrase completely false. See if you can spot the error they put out to their 2.8million followers.
WHAT A FINISH.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 7, 2019
Yes, somehow they forgot the most famous Celtic victory of the lot – against Inter Milan in the 1967 European Cup final. That was a win, it was away from home, against Italian opposition, and it happened in Portugal, Europe.
Many joyous Celtic fans were only too keen to point out the mistake to the no-doubt embarrassed admin. And they did so in their droves.
Might wanna rethink that tweet.
— Al Grant 🏴 (@JaggyAl) November 7, 2019
Wrong! There was inter Milan
— Kerry-Frimpong 🍀🤫 (@wee_kezza) November 7, 2019
Admin. Nothing to see here… pic.twitter.com/NGmwa6yuNH
— Ru Macdonald (@RuMacdonald) November 7, 2019
Inter Milan mate
— KrisyAyerCSC (@MickeyMackkk) November 7, 2019
Apart from the European Cup final against Inter Milan obviously….
— Mikey (@WestPilton) November 7, 2019
You sure of that?
— stewie (@kenthehorse) November 7, 2019
Sure we were the first british team to win the european cup away from home against italian opposition🤔🤡
— Kvothe (@Kvothe82596474) November 7, 2019
🙊🍀 complete nonsense! #67
— marc (@marcwatterston) November 7, 2019
Celtic could make more history this season
Neil Lennon’s growing side should hold no fear against any team remaining in the Europa League now. After taking maximum points from a double-header against Lazio – the current fourth best team in Italy – anything is possible.
Victories away to teams from top five leagues (Italy, England, Germany, Spain, France) don’t come around often for Celtic. Prior to Thursday we had only had two similar successes in the 21st century.
Both came in the glorious run to Seville in season 2002/2003 when we saw off Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool both by two goals to nil.
Celtic have still never won in Spain and Germany. But now that Italy has been ticked off the list, this rampant Lennon side may fancy another few scalps.