Celtic striker Anthony Stokes hits out after being left on sidelines again


Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has taken to twitter to show his disgust at traveling all the way to Inverness for Sunday’s league game against the Highland side only to be told to sit in the stands once again.

With fans travelling through horrendous conditions to show their support for the league leaders, Irish international Stokes vented his anger at the management team via his official twitter account for being told to sit in the stands to watch the game rather than get kitted up.

When confronted by a Celtic fan online, Stokes claimed he was doing double sessions every day and that he was fit and ready to play.

The 27-year-old has not been seen in the first team since August 22nd when Celtic beat Dundee United 3-1 at Tannadice and has played just twice for Ronny Deila’s side this season.

In Deila’s first season, Stokes played 39 times in all competitions and scored just eight goals with his last goal coming against St.Mirren during Celtic’s 4-1 win over the Paisley side in December 2014.

Stokes, enraged by claims from at least one Celtic fan then claimed that it was all about playing and not wages, he added:

His comments received a mixed reception from supporters. With some claiming the Irishman should be in the side, while others criticised his public show of frustration and anger at being left out again.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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