Prior to the clash with Rangers, Christie had featured in 28 Scottish Premiership games for the Bhoys this season, with the 26-year-old scoring four goals, providing eight assists and averaging an impressive WhoScored match rating of 7.36/10 – ranking him as the club’s second-best performer in the Scottish top flight.
However, after the £12,000-per-week midfielder (per Salary Sport) was afforded his 29th appearance of the season by John Kennedy against Rangers on Sunday, fans of Celtic appeared far from happy with the Scotland international’s display, with many taking to Twitter to share their frustrations with the performance of the Celtic man.
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So, what exactly did these Celtic fans have to say in reaction to the performance of Ryan Christie?
“Celtic might as well be playing with 4 in midfield as Christie seems to have forgotten to come out of the dressing room.”
“Christie deeper than the RB with no options free on that side, I give up.”
“Christie has no heart.”
“Can anyone tell me why Christie is in the team?”
“Worst right-hand side of a Celtic team in recent memory, Kenny and Christie.”
“Is there any point to Ryan Christie?”
“Ryan Christie non-existent again. Never seen a player give the ball away as much as he does unnecessarily.”
“Ryan Christie no show AGAIN!!!”
“Ryan Christie has been pretty rotten recently.”
“What is the point of Ryan Christie? Absolute passenger, get him off and Forrest on.”
“Ryan Christie is shocking. The regression from last season to this season is incredible.”
“How bad does Christie have to be before he’s taken off? Absolutely anonymous again.”
“Ryan Christie is stealing a living off Celtic. An absolute imposter.”
All in all, it would appear as if these Celtic fans were far from happy with the performance of Christie against Rangers, and, considering the attacking midfielder managed no shots, either on or off target, in the fixture, as well as losing possession of the ball 12 times, it is not difficult to understand why.