Celtic Striker Anthony Stokes Tweets Frustration At Not Even Making Bench For Inverness Caley Thistle Clash

Alan Duffy

29th, November 2015


Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has struggled for playing time this season and, on learning that he’d not even be on the bench for the Bhoys’ top-flight away trip to Inverness Caldonian on Sunday, the Irishman took to Twitter to vent his frustration.


The 27-year-old Dubliner wrote…


After being challenged over the fact that he’ll still get paid handsomely for his troubles, Stokes then replied…


Not surprisingly, Celtic boss Ronny Delia was less than pleased with the player’s outburst, with the Norwegian manager saying:

It is disrespectful for the boys. We travel every week with 20 players and the manager puts out 11 and seven on the bench and there are always two left out. If that is harder for him than somebody else, then for me he is not a team player.

What is important with Stokesy is that he has to show the work first before he speaks and if you do that then you always have a future. But so far he has been more about talking than performances.

‘Stokesy’ did eventually backtrack on Twitter…


However, despite the apology one wonders whether the former Arsenal forward’s days at Parkhead are now numbered. Oh, and the Scottish giants won the game 3-1 anyway, to lead the Scottish Premiership table by seven points from Aberdeen.

(Photo: Daily Mail)

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  1. Jarren says:

    Welcome to the automated future, where the golden sentence of universal acceptance is…

    “It was a shame to not get on the field but it was all about picking up 3 points at the end of the day.”

    Hey, Every Little Helps. I’m Lovin’ It.

    You Can’t Get Better Than A Kwik Fit Fitter.


  2. McFcuked says:

    I’ve never been to Scotland (does Carlisle count?), so forgive my ignorance, but Is there really nothing better to do than watch a “match” of such obviously contrived proportions?

    Genuine question: do Celtic fans feel sincere but unashamed joy to have beaten their rivals, or does it feel somewhat hollow?

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