The atmosphere at Celtic Park after the final whistle was a jarring experience for many fans who are unaccustomed to such scenes.
Fans made their displeasure abundantly clear, as boos and jeers filled the air.
In a surprising move, the team and manager Brendan Rodgers decided to do a lap around the park to acknowledge the fans. However, the gesture backfired as fans continued to boo their efforts.
The tension reached a boiling point when the players and Rodgers approached the Green Brigade—a group of ardent supporters. Several fans had stayed behind to give the players an unfiltered piece of their minds regarding the day’s performance.
Bitterly disappointing performance by Celtic today against a solid St Johnstone side.
— The Fast Lovin' Sin-Soaked Heathen (@fast_sin) August 26, 2023
With a crucial match against Rangers at Ibrox on the horizon, Celtic will need to quickly refocus. It’s a pivotal game not just for the team, but also for Rodgers, who could benefit from a strong result to relieve some of the mounting pressure on him.
Off the pitch, it promises to be an equally significant week for Celtic. The transfer window is rapidly closing, and the club is keen to bolster its squad with quality additions. The countdown is on, and the next few days could be defining for the season ahead.