It’s Friday the 13th, of course. It feels like one.
Is it also a full moon Friday? It sounds and seems like one.
Lunacy and stupidity are marching across the landscape, hand in hand, visiting every town square along the way.
I am pretty pissed off and you’ll have to forgive my dark turn of mood today; look at the telly if you’re still not convinced.
I was not surprised to see some of the clickbait sites – who specialise in trolling Twitter and elsewhere to produce lurid headlines – offer up “Celtic fan” critiques of the team last night, the tactics, the manager and the rest of it.
You can find all shades of opinion out there if you’re willing to look for it for the sake of creating controversy, and the dafter the better.
No-one does dafter better than The Daily Record, and today their Hotline is just full of those who you feel can only gaze up at the big white dot in the sky from behind the bars of a secure unit. The headline is a masterpiece of moon-howling.
“Celtic’s squad has no depth and they should be charged over weakened Cluj team.”
Right there, you have to two separate crazy assertions for the price of one.
Because our squad has plenty of depth; it’s that no-one was willing to run through walls for a game that meant exactly nothing as we were already through and top of the group, and the idea that we should have been charged – for what exactly? – is so risible it doesn’t even qualify as black humour.
The first caller moaned about Celtic putting out a reserve team last night and getting “a reserve result.”
How did he suggest we fix it?
By signing Lawrence Shankland.
You read something like that and the first thought that comes to mind is “I’m being trolled here, right?”
The second guy slagged Oliver Ntcham for not being willing to break his necks in a worthless cause, he accused Mikey Johnson of being a greedy player, and he wrote of Karamoko Dembele “at this level” after a 15-minute cameo. Words fail me.
The next one is a clearly a Sevconut who doesn’t understand the qualification process yet still wants to score cheap points.
“I can’t believe that Celtic threw away the chance of getting more coefficient points by fielding a weakened team in their game with no intention of seeking a win. (Sevco) took the rocky road but gained the point.”
Because your team needed one and mine didn’t, you reject from the School for Village Idiots.
The next one is the best though, the headline act. “Celtic’s defeat in Cluj proves one thing. They have no reserve back up and should be charged for fielding a weakened team.”
Uhuh. Back to your corner and put your D hat back on, moron.
These folk make you despair, they really do, and in particular those who self-define as being of a Celtic persuasion.
It actually costs money to call The Record Hotline … you actually need to spend your own cash to look like a fool; it’s as if they gave working class people all over England a credit card reader and said “Please scan your details, and vote for Boris.”
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