Celtic captain Scott Brown has apologised after accidentally liking a tweet blaming Neil Lennon for the defeat against Cluj.
The Bhoys suffered another European humiliation on Tuesday night as they lost at home to the Romanian side – failing to progress to the Champions League group stages for the second successive season.
Manager Neil Lennon said his side ‘threw away’ their dreams of competing at Europe’s top table, as they surrendered the lead twice and conceded four goals at Celtic Park to lose 5-4 on aggregate.
And as floods of criticism rained down on Celtic following the performance, a screenshot circulated on social media that Brown had liked in which blamed Lennon for the disastrous result.
The tweet, written by user @kellybaby3, said: “LENNON come on to f**k your to blame you played McGregor at LB didn’t you learn when BR played him n look you’ve made him look awful when he’s a magnificent player tell ya some of the players even @ScottBrown8 need to say to lennon hes to blame this time and Chris benched REALLY.”
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And after noticing the post doing the rounds on social media, Brown apologised for the incident, writing: “Was just flicking through Twitter must of touched the button by accident..
“Not my style to slag anyone off on Twitter. I am fully behind the manager and all the players are as well.
“If anyone should be getting a slagging or a abuse it’s all on me tonight as didn’t perform. Sorry.”
Meanwhile, rock and roll legend Rod Stewart has blasted Celtic following the result, claiming they will never win the Champions League unless they join the Premier League.
He said: “I don’t understand why we didn’t have Christopher Jullien, a £7m player we’ve bought, and Boli Bolingoli, a £3m player, playing. Neither of them are playing – I don’t understand it!
“It’s just one of those days and we have to move on. We go into the Europa league now and let’s go for nine in a row.
“Celtic are never going to win the Champions League, we know that.
“It’s just income for us, and we blew £30m last night by not qualifying.
“They won’t win it again unless we can get into the English league somehow, earn the sort of money Sky can pay, afford the sort of players Arsenal and Tottenham and all the others can buy.
“Us spending £7m is a big deal – how are we ever going to win the Champions League playing £7m for a player?
“We haven’t got the players and we can’t afford the players.
“It’s a small country and I’m going to cry!”