OLIVIER NTCHAM played the part of the unlikely Celtic villain as his first half antics put a major dent in his team’s chances at St Mirren Park.
The game which finished 0-0 was another instance of Celtic shooting themselves in the foot.
It was a frustrating, woeful performance from a Celtic side bereft of ideas when it came to breaking down an energetic, resolute and highly defensive St Mirren.
Olivier Ntcham got a yellow early on but his body language around the park was out of character, at one point giving verbal to Andrew Dallas when he sat on a yellow card already.
His sending off was the culmination of more than one challenge and the tackle which got him the second yellow was needless, in an area of the pitch where he just didn’t have to do it.
The Frenchman knows he’s better than that and so do every person who commented on social media. That’s why it’s so frustrating – the talented midfielder looked a million miles from himself and these fans have deemed his sending off daft on the Frenchman’s part.
Steep learning curve for Ntcham there. More than able replacement in Mulumbu. Will let Broony up the pitch a bit more too.
— Neacal (@Nipi28) September 14, 2018
An uncharacteristically woeful showing from Ntcham leaves Celtic short in what was already a fairly sluggish performance before his red.
Will be interesting to see what, if any, changes are made at HT.
— 20 Minute Tims Pod (@20MinuteTims) September 14, 2018
Ntcham red carded. Daft challenge after he’d been booked earlier.
— Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) September 14, 2018
Ntcham looked as if he didn't want to play tonight, think he wanted sent off, he’s gonna follow Dembele 😣
— stacey (@lisbonceltic67) September 14, 2018
Stupid from Ntcham. No complaints about 2nd Yellow
First one wasn’t a Yellow, but Ntcham only has himself to blame
— Barcabhoy (@Barcabhoy1) September 14, 2018