Celtic are looking to win their fourth consecutive Scottish Cup title when they take on Heart of Midlothian on Sunday afternoon.
The Bhoys beat Aberdeen in their semi-final, with goals from Ryan Christie and Mohamed Elyounoussi proving to be the difference between the two teams back in early November.
It’s been a frustrating season so far on the whole for Celtic, with Neil Lennon’s side currently sat second in the Scottish Premiership, and a staggering 16 points adrift of league leaders Rangers, although they do have three games in hand on their arch-rivals.
A poor run of results in their league campaign has seen the pressure increase on Bhoys manager Neil Lennon, who will be eager to pick up silverware on Sunday against Hearts.
Lennon named his starting XI ahead of the game, with Scott Brown being included in the team ahead of youngster Ismaila Soro, despite the Ivorian’s impressive recent showings against both Kilmarnock and Lille.
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Plenty of Celtic supporters were quick to take to social media to issue their thoughts on Lennon’s decision to include Brown over Soro in the starting XI.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below…
Where is soro
— Luke (@LukeK1302) December 20, 2020
How to u drop our best player of the past 2 games to play arguably our worst player of the season .. asking for the sack now
— Paddy B (@PaddyB1988) December 20, 2020
No Soro pic.twitter.com/ioPaz3MbXc
— John Connolly (@jtconn14) December 20, 2020
Pointless sentimentality. Would it not have been the perfect opportunity to get Soro some big game experience?
— Shaun (@TheTweetofShaun) December 20, 2020
Benching one of our two best players. Smells like Lennon.
— Patrik Olsson ??? (@SakurabaKS) December 20, 2020
Big gamble from Neil Lennon today. Basically saying Scott Brown is more important than the Celtic team because he’s in there on sentiment, not on merit.
— John Carey (@Johnny_Carey) December 20, 2020
Justice for Soro.
— Ryan McGinlay (@TheRyanMcGinlay) December 20, 2020
What does soro have to do to keep his spot??
— seosamh mccullagh (@2012Seosamh) December 20, 2020
Irrespective of the team picked, Celtic should beat a Championship team but picking Brown over Soro is unreal. Whatever the result, we need a new Manager.
— Doug Smith (@Skyseller67) December 20, 2020
No soro no party
— Frimmers (@I_C_Celtic) December 20, 2020
Disappointing to see Soro lose his place, totally unwarranted.
— El P (@ChrisElPatron) December 20, 2020
Clearly, Hoops fans were not happy to see Brown get the nod over Soro for such a big game given what has occurred over the past few weeks and months.