What David Turnbull did after he scored for Celtic last night was very bizarre – opinion

Celtic’s win over St Mirren was not pretty to watch. Overall, Brendan Rodgers’ side dominated possession and were well worthy of their win but it was frustrating to watch them struggle to break the Paisley side down.

And you would have thought that David Turnbull, a 24-year-old midfielder, would have been thrilled with the goal when they finally got the breakthrough from a piled river.

Turnbull stuck his fingers in his ears, looked toward the stands, and seemed to be waving to the Parkhead crowd as soon as the ball hit the back of the net. Watch it on Celtic YouTube after 20 seconds.

Did David Turnbull really take aim at the Celtic fans?


It appeared to be, at least. Turnbull’s problem is that he usually has a subdued celebration of his goals.

When he gets behind the net, he’s never been one to do anything overly complicated or showy. However, the gesture of the fingers in the ears is unlike anything I have ever seen him do.

His celebration lacked any feeling. What was the reason behind his lack of smile when his teammates came to congratulate him?

Perhaps the Scotland international is upset about the criticism he’s been getting for his team’s performances.

Or is he simply becoming weary of people speculating about his future and whether he will be good enough to play for Celtic going forward?

Perhaps Turnbull is just venting about how his season is going, as he has just over six months left on his contract and there is no indication that one will be offered.

Having said that, I did support him in favor of a player who could replace Reo Hatate and contribute to Celtic. All he needs to do is be more reliable.

Whatever the reason behind it, I hope it’s behind him now because Celtic needs all of its players to be focused if they hope to win any of the two big games against Atletico Madrid and Ross County.


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