We’re now in a situation where Sparta Prague are able to patronise Celtic on social media.
That’s the brutal reality we’re in after another horror defeat to the Czech side last night.
Losing 8-2 over the two matches, the Bhoys have to bow to a team we have far greater resources than, and a far greater profile.
Their official account said: “Good luck in the next matches in the Europa League and SPFL! We know very well how does it feel to be devastated after nights like this… You are a great club Celtic, good times will come again! 🍀”
Good luck in the next matches in @EuropaLeague and @spfl! We know very well how does it feel to be devastated after nights like this… You are a great club @CelticFC, good times will come again! 🍀 pic.twitter.com/5spudQFKWk
— AC Sparta Prague (@ACSparta_EN) November 26, 2020
For the avoidance of doubt, I’m not criticising the Czech side here. It’s a friendly enough message and I am sure it was sent with the best intentions.
However, it’s fair to say it’ll stick in the craw for some Celtic supporters.
We have been absolutely bodied by this team, and shouldn’t have been.
Let’s not forget we were the number one seeds in this Europa League group and are now stuck at rock bottom of the four-team section.
It’s not as if they are a form team either. They’ve only won two of their last six matches, with the rest being defeats. As we know, those two have come against us.
They’ve also had more pandemic disruption than us this term, playing just one league game in October and two in November.
We’re in a dire situation here, left embarrassed and broken in Europe.
That, combined with being adrift of Rangers at the top of the table, is surely enough to bring change to Celtic?
The time ticking on is making it more and more difficult to salvage our season.