Sometimes even the most innocuous post reeks of bitterness, and Mark Pirie’s article on a tweet from KFC, involving our own Josip Juranovic, is one of them.
Characterising their response to his performance today as “bizarre” it really rips these people to see one of our players being talked about all across social media, especially when there is big money at stake here if he moves in this transfer window or the next one.
First, let’s be clear; that KFC felt the need to comment on the performance of our right back shows quite clearly that the whole world was talking about Juranovic and that display he put on. That makes me even more proud of him.
KFC’s tweet on it was pretty much on point.
Using a picture of rapper Fat Joe their tweet read “Celtic to offers for Juranovic after the World Cup … Yesterday’s price…. is not today’s price.”
Which is 100% on the money.
What was bizarre about that? It told it true. It made a good point.
The only bizarre thing here is Pirie getting stroppy about it, but maybe that shouldn’t really surprise us.
It wasn’t just the stage Juranovic was on today, it was the level of opposition he came up against.
That’s why it’s increasingly likely that the big offers will be coming when this tournament is over, and as a decision at Celtic Park appears to have been taken that we will listen to such an offer when it comes I think you have to conclude that this was a good day.
In short, it was a day when his value skyrocketed just as that tweet pointed out.
Yesterday he was a guy on the brink of playing Brazil in a World Cup quarter final. Tonight he’s a guy who kept out their best and is on the way to a semi-final against the Argentines.
If that doesn’t raise a players profile then nothing will.
Mark Pirie and the rest can wail to their hearts content.
There’s nothing but upside for Celtic here, and the whole world knows it now.