Celtic attacking midfielder Ryan Christie was sent off in yesterday’s 2-0 defeat to Livingston leading to criticism of the player on social media.
The 24-year-old has subsequently deleted his Twitter account following the fallout, but fans on Twitter have been rallying around the player:
Our best player so far this season imo
— Mike McCarthy (@mccarthy75_mike) October 7, 2019
— Peter Murphy (@P_MURPH4) October 7, 2019
Ryan is a fabulous player who has made the number 10 role his own ahead of Rogic, Ntcham etc, who would have believed that this time last year. Anyone giving him personal stock for Sunday should pack away their Celtic scarf if they ever owned one and go support someone else.
— Chris McGrane (@ChrisGrane4) October 7, 2019
Was just getting his confidence I hope this font effect him our best player chases every ball does some running in a game a great player hope he comes back after suspension and shows his talent
— Allan power (@Allanpower5) October 7, 2019
We got plenty out there putting the boot into us any chance they get so less of our own pls
— Chuckles (@centenarybhoy65) October 7, 2019
You would think Ryan committed murder the way some people are going over the top. Yes, he made a mistake but let’s not forget that he has been a real key player for us in vital games and he just loves playing for Celtic.
— Anthony Martin (@Anthony76119606) October 7, 2019
Totally agree he has been one of our best players this season so far yesterday was just a bad day at the office we will be back stronger
— Saba celtic (@ThomasSabatelli) October 7, 2019
Christie has undoubtedly been one of Celtic’s best players this season, having scored 11 goals and provided five assists in 19 appearances for the Hoops. While his red card was warranted, it shouldn’t detract from what has been an outstanding campaign for the playmaker so far.
The midfielder will miss the next three games due to suspension, so he won’t feature against Ross County, Aberdeen or St Mirren.
However, the ban doesn’t apply for European fixtures so he’ll likely be in the side for Celtic’s crucial home fixture in the Europa League against Lazio later this month. He will, no doubt, want to make amends with a top display during that game.