In the fixture, which saw John Kennedy’s side held to a 1-1 draw by Rangers, Elyounoussi was one of Celtic’s better performers, with the 26-year-old scoring the Hoops’ only goal of the game, as well as making two key passes, having four shots at goal and a pass completion rate of 86%, culminating in a SofaScore match rating of 7.5/10 – ranking him as the club’s joint-best player on the day.
And after the Celtic Twitter account had asked fans who vote for who they thought was their club’s Man of the Match in the draw, the Bhoys confirmed that the £59,000-per-week Elyounoussi had been chosen as the recipient of the award.
However, in reaction to the announcement, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing to believe that after only picking up a point against their fierce rivals, now was not the time to be handing out praise to their players, with many calling for the club to stop tweeting altogether.
Should a MOTM have been awarded after that performance?
So, what exactly did these Celtic fans have to say in reaction to the club’s post regarding Mohamed Elyounoussi’s award?
“Celtic we didn’t win, no one cares.”
“None of them deserve any awards – MOTM, NOTHING!! Shambles!! How have the board allowed our standards to slip as much as they have? I wouldn’t trust Kennedy to manage the last 10 minutes, let alone the last 10 games of the season. Diabolical!! Subs were very puzzling.”
“Just don’t tweet anything.”
“Not the time.”
“Get a grip.”
All in all, it would appear as if these Celtic fans are not particularly bothered about awarding a Man of the Match following the draw with Rangers, and considering just how far ahead the Bhoys’ rivals are in the league standings, it is not hard to see why.