CELTIC are up against it in their Champions League qualifier after being in the ascendency. Liel Abada scored the opened for the Hoops on a dream competitive debut at Celtic Park.
However, he would have to come off shortly after his goal when Nir Bitton sold the jersey and got himself sent off.
Having been on a yellow already, Bitton reacted after watching a Midtjylland player dive to try and win a penalty. Instead of walking away, he got into it and raised his hands to his opponent. It was a poke to the eye and the referee was happy to send Nir off.
It was so needless, Bitton is one of the more senior players in that team and he’s let his side down badly. The manager looked incensed on the touch line and no wonder!
Celtic fans on social media and at the stadium were not happy with the Israeli player. Some going as far as saying his time at Celtic should be up.
It's an unnecessary second yellow and Nir Bitton is sent off! 🟥
A disaster for Celtic so soon after taking the lead 😬 pic.twitter.com/1JTGgdSB5o
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) July 20, 2021
Nir bitton. Should never put the jersey on again. Get him out the club
We all know it. Celtic should to. Guy is a walking joke
— Bhoys Analytics (@BhoysAnalytics) July 20, 2021
Ridiculously stupid from Bitton. Both bookings were so daft. What a way to kill momentum after such a positive half.
— Kieran Devlin (@NoNotThatDevlin) July 20, 2021
Unforgivable Bitton. Absolutely no need to do that whatsoever.
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboaa) July 20, 2021