Jonny Hayes joined hat-trick hero Scott Sinclair on BT Sport for a post-match interview after Celtic’s 4-3 win at Aberdeen.
The former Don was a half-time substitute for Emilo Izaguirre, filling in at the left-back slot.
He also made a positive contribution to Celtic’s win. However, it’s his comments post-match that have everyone talking.
Hayes described the game between the two sides as a game between the ‘two best teams in the league.’ It was seen as a backhanded dig at rivals Rangers.
However, the thing that got everyone worked up, was when he spoke of Odsonne Edouard’s contribution.
He used the nickname the Celtic fans have christened their record signing with; ‘French Eddy.’
This was enough to gain a positive reaction from nearly every Celtic fan watching the interview.
And it didn’t take long before twitter reacted to the comments:
Jonny hayes calling edouard french eddy in his interview 😂😂😂😂
— The Ridler 😎 (@_The_Ridler_) December 26, 2018
Just seen the Jonny Hayes interview from after the game where he gives props to French eddy 😂
— Abmucker (@Abmucker) December 26, 2018
Jonny Hayes “ two best teams in the league” – my new favourite guy 🤣
Jonny Hayes “French Eddy” referring to Edouard – Favourite Guy ever 😂
— Dale.M.McGovern 🏴 (@DaleMcGovern67) December 26, 2018
Jonny Hayes called him French Eddy 😂
— James Campbell (@underagemaddog) December 26, 2018
Did Hayes just say French eddy coming on ha ha brilliant
— j.o. sneddon (@johnowensneddon) December 26, 2018
Johnny Hayes referring to French Eddy as ‘French Eddy’ is pleasing https://t.co/7NIUVlJI3O
— DJ Brendan Calvey (@BrendanCalvey) December 26, 2018
Hayes was commenting on Edouard’s sensational 20-minute cameo that swung the game in Celtic’s favour.
His cutting-edge pass released James Forrest to square for Sinclair to make it 2-1 Celtic.
The Frenchman then dinked in a sublime 3rd for Celtic to regain the lead after Aberdeen’s controversial second penalty.
He wasn’t finished there. His powerful run down the Aberdeen left resulted in Sinclair completing his hat-trick from the Edouard lay off.
Confirmation for Edouard
The nickname ‘French Eddy’ has been a contentious one among the Celtic support. No one quite knows who christened the record signing with it first.
The moniker now has confirmation by the players at least, so that should add legitimacy to the name.
Whether you’re a fan of ‘French Eddy’ or not, lets hope he has the Rangers defence screaming ‘Sacre Bleu’ on Saturday.