CELTIC FANS can’t believe how the Glasgow Times have chosen to describe our game against Hearts on Sunday for the front of their early edition Monday morning paper.
The newspaper is never too far away from a pun, but really?
‘Celts avoid cup heartbreak’ is the headline used by the mainstream media outlet. Having been at the game at Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon, we can confirm it was Hearts who avoided the real ‘heartbreak’ by managing to somehow make the scoreline look flattering rather than the one sided affair it really was.
Celtic were rampant in the first half and Hearts couldn’t handle the constant pressure. Every time the away side tried to get the ball back or even got the ball, it was quickly back at the feet of a Hoops player.
In the second half Celtic did taper off, but they were still so dominant. A defensive lapse allowed a penalty to be given by John Beaton, Hearts scored and made it 2-1. It was seven minutes later when the bhoys would restore their two goal lead which would last until the very last kick of the ball when Hearts managed to get it in the back of the net.
We can only imagine the headline maker has only seen the result and not the game – or even the stats for that matter.
36 shots, 11 own target, 72% possession, 90% passing accuracy, 14 corners.
It was the most one sided 3-2 game you’re ever likely to see.
Celtic fans have rightfully laughed off this idiotic headline.
The Glasgow Times, like a lot of mainstream media outlets is out of touch with the real Celtic support. The paper has now tried to adopt fan media tactics to try and gain readership by coming out with their own fan media style website.
I can guarantee you this headline will not be posted on The Celtic Way.