Some Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to ridicule Craig Beattie and Sky Sports for an interview on the Hoops’ title chances earlier today.
Neil Lennon’s team have shown excellent consistency in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Beattie though has rather bizarrely questioned if the eight-in-a-row champions have the bottle to see the job through next May.
The former Celtic player was asked his opinion on what is increasingly looking like a long and drawn-out race for the Scottish Premiership crown.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I discussed this yesterday with a very well-known journalist, who said ‘It will be interesting to see if Rangers have got the bottle with three or four games to go… if they’re in contention, will they have the bottle to stand up to potentially winning the league?”
“I flipped the question on him and said ‘How do we know that Celtic have got the bottle?’, because, with three or four games to go, nobody has been challenging them of late.”
As 67HH writer David Walton pointed out this evening, Beattie’s comments are misguided at best and insulting at worst. Has he not been watching football in Scotland for the eight years?
Celtic have batted away every challenge that’s come their way. Winning thirty cup games on the bounce is not the mark of a side who lack bottle.
They are ridiculous comments and some supporters did not waste much time in telling Beattie and Sky Sports just what they thought of the interview.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
This is embarrassing🙈🙈 Celtic 8 out of 8 titles and asking if they have the bottle🙈🙈🙈
— Pure Scenes (@PureScenes) November 11, 2019
I genuinely thought this was a parody account.
— Sean Boyle (@Seanybhoy67) November 11, 2019
The best one yet 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Here We Go 10IAR🍀🍀 (@Super6Legend1) November 11, 2019
Oh dear, failed at everything now wants to be a controversial media pundit, sad!
— Tryspire (@ShawGerry) November 11, 2019
Do we have the bottle??🤷🏻♂️ dominated Scottish football for years 8 titles in a row !! Treble treble !! But do we have the bottle fir title race what a country we live in 🙈🤣
— paul christie (@Christie84Paul) November 11, 2019
We’ve mopped the floor wi the rest of Scottish football fir 8 year going on 9……..
🍀😂 Am sure we’ll be fine!😂🍀
— Dom Schiavone🍀 (@Shiv1888) November 11, 2019
I will help Craig. Celtic FC have showed bottle 8 times in a row, thats just the league titles of course. Invincible season. Treble Treble. Lazio home and away, and already qualified in Europa league group stage. I reckon thats bottle 🥊
— Rhys McCole 🏴 (@RhysMccole) November 11, 2019
Why is the question about Celtic having the bottle? Surely it should be about the team doing the chasing?
— MikeyD (@mikeybhoy01) November 11, 2019
We’ve won 14 of the last 20 titles…. Is that really a question you should be asking of Celtic?
— Scott Mackay (@Maldoon2007) November 11, 2019