Our media never disappoints when it comes to expressing its pathetic anti-Celtic slant. Today is no exception. Today they are focussed on the international game last between Japan and Canada, in which Japan won, and where a number of our players took part in the match.
The media’s focus is on one of them, Alastair Johnston, who apparently made a mistake which cost a goal and because he committed one foul.
The foul is being blown up to the extent you’d think he cut the man’s leg off with a chainsaw and if he’s the only defender who makes a mistake on this international break, I’ll stop blogging about football completely.
It is abysmal that they are shining such a harsh spotlight on our player, especially as Johnston has been one of the best performers in the Celtic side in this campaign, and indeed since he was signed and made his debut – and a fine one at that – at Ibrox last season.
Johnston is one of the best players in the country.
I can write that without the least shred of doubt in my mind.
When the day comes that he leaves Celtic – and I hope it’s years away – he will either depart as Lustig did as a club legend with a tractor trailer full of trophies and medals or he will do so for a momentous sum of money.
Some folk in the media just love to undermine Celtic players, no matter what they are doing. They leap on every mistake a player makes and they blow them massively out of proportion, and that’s part of the problem here.
On a day when some of them are having to swallow their criticism over Lagerbeikle, which in some places bordered on hysterical – yeah, I’m thinking of Keevins, who in his life has never known what makes a good footballer or a bad one – it is no surprise they’ve gleefully seized on Johnston making an error which led to a goal.
These people are transparent. Their agendas are transparent.
The Ibrox manager hunt is ongoing but you can already see how that’s turning into a mess as the size of the job starts to sink in. (With some people. One national title today poses this question; “Will they favour Muscat’s experience of spending small yet still winning trophies? Or does Clement’s experience of working with bigger budgets give him the edge here?” That gem is from The Record.)
So of course it would have galled these people all the more that Lagerbeikle had a great game, and that the Japanese boys got on the pitch.
There was no way they’d have confirmed that except through gritted teeth, and it’s not even the focus on the mistake Johnston made which makes their agenda obvious; it’s the damned focus on the tackle, and how they’ve actually gone trawling social media for Japan fans who have condemned it.
That turns these articles into nothing more than a personal attack.
On a Celtic player. Not acceptable. Not on at all and not something we have to tolerate. These people are a disgrace.