Pundit blames two Celtic stars for Europa League exit

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Michael Stewart has come out and squarely placed the blame of losing to FC Copenhagen squarely on two of Celtic’s biggest stars.

Celtic saw its exit from the Europa League on Thursday when it was defeated at home by FC Copenhagen 3-1. The disappointment of the fans can be loudly heard and felt across the entire Celtic fandom.

While many fans have already moved on and focused on the domestic side of the house, many have not. Many have continued to blame Hoops manager Neil Lennon for his lineup decisions, and questioned his decision-making in regards to substitutes.

One of the biggest critics of the Hoops during this entire process has been Michael Stewart and pundit for BBC Scotland. Well, he used to be until making some comments towards Rangers (guy doesn’t have a ton of friends in football anymore I take it?).

The (former) pundit took to Twitter in order to take shots and throw shame onto Celtic and its stars. Here is what he had to say:

Ok, so let’s be honest, he was not totally off base. Jozo Simunovic very well should see his playing time reduced. On any other club, he may never see the pitch again. Kristoffer Ajer has been hot and cold this season. The beginning of the season looked like he would be a superstar, but his sharp decline has affected the club adversely.

Regardless if you agree with Michael Stewart or not, Celtic should not just be content with being domestic champions. That should be a given when the toughest opponent is Rangers. This club has too much history, and too great a reputation to not be a mainstay in European fixtures. This club will need to look itself in the mirror and truly see if they want to make a real run in the Champions League next season.