Date: 16th January 2021 at 3:50pm
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Supporters of Celtic have slated Shane Duffy for his first-half performance in the Hoops’ Premiership clash with Livingston.

During the latest round of Premiership fixtures, the Bhoys hosted David Martindale’s Livi at Celtic Park in a 3pm kick-off (per Transfermarkt).

For the game, Neil Lennon started his side in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Duffy in central defence alongside Nir Bitton (per BBC).

Completing the Hoops’ backline against the Lions was Anthony Ralston at right-back and on-loan Diego Laxalt at left-back.

During the first half, many Celtic fans took to social media to air their frustrations with the on-loan Brighton & Hove Albion man for his performance.

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So, what did these Celtic fans have to say about Shane Duffy’s performance against Livingston?

“I wanted nothing more than Shane Duffy to be a success at Celtic & turn around his difficult start. Unfortunately he’s possibly the worst Celtic defender in years… & we’ve had some shockers.”

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“The fact Shane Duffy is a professional for Celtic is terrifying”

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During the , Lennon’s outfit landed the central defender on loan from his parent club until the end of the season (per BBC).

Is Shane Duffy good enough to play for Celtic?

No, he needs to go

No, he needs to go

Yes, he's good enough

Yes, he's good enough

“al never understand how Shane Duffy gets so many chances in a celtic top btw”

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“Is Duffy just having a bad time at Celtic or has he always been this bad? He literally canny do anything right to the point where todays opposition would likely knock him back”

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The game against Livi is the 29-year-old Irishman’s 13th appearance for the Bhoys in the Premiership so far this season (as per Transfermarkt).

In the 12 league outings prior to the visit of the Lions, the £8.55m-rated defender managed to bag three goals and provide one assist for the Hoops.

“Shane Duffy is by far the worst defender I’ve seen at Celtic for some time. Adam Virgo was better than Duffy #CelticFamily”

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“Confuses me more n more every time I see Shane Duffy play that someone watched him n thought he would be a professional never mind a Celtic centre half.”

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“Shane Duffy never a Celtic player”

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As can be seen in these responses from Celtic supporters, many of them were frustrated with Duffy for his level of performance during the first half against Livingston.