John Hartson didn’t mince words when criticising Alexandro Bernabei for his role in allowing Kilmarnock’s David Watson to score an equaliser in the last moments of Saturday’s clash.

Alexandro Bernabei Celtic
3rd February 2024; Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland; Scottish Premiership Football, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Alexandro Bernabei of Celtic on the ball

The Argentine was brought on for Greg Taylor, who was playing his first game back since returning from injury.

Describing Bernabei’s effort as a “disgrace,” Hartson believes that the player could’ve potentially cost Celtic the league. The dropped points meant that Rangers went top of the table with their win on Sunday.

Hartson said on Go Radio: “Bernabei is a disgrace, he doesn’t even challenge Watson for the goal.

“If you’re a left-back in that position, last minute, you are giving everything to stop a goal. That could cost Celtic the title! It doesn’t mean enough, it’s got to matter more.

“You’ve got to stop a goal as a defender with your life.

“It’s got to upset you, annoy you. I see Brendan talking really calm, maybe he’s had a pop at them in the dressing room. But that equaliser should never have been conceded.

“Kilmarnock will say it was a good goal but it should never have happened, you’ve got to learn to see games out.”

For the goal, Bernabei thought he was fouled, but he was pushed too easily and had just picked up the wrong positioning.

Despite still a good few minutes to play, there was no belief from the stands that Celtic would go on to score a winner, and it seems that the players also felt similarly. There was no urgency to move the ball up the pitch despite the potential ramifications.


  1. What a load of pish from BBJ. Players make mistakes. As we all do. The only Men responsible, if we lose this title, are DD and Ibrox lackey, Peter Lawwell.

    Hail Hail.


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