Despite skinning Luis Suarez and forcing – the greatest player in the world – Lionel Messi off the park with his huge defensive presence at back for Celtic during their friendly against Barcelona in Dublin on Saturday, the Nigerian defender once more showcased the reason why all Celtic fans squirm when they see his name on the teamsheet.
Just after the half hour mark, a cross from Juan Camara came in from the left wing and despite being under no pressure and with no Barca player attacking the ball – Ambrose stretched out and turned the ball past a flapping Efe Ambrose.
ICYMI – Barcelona beat Celtic 3-1, with an own goal from Efe Ambrose 'bless him'https://t.co/Ueq6Bl3aSP
— Terrance Wilson (@topbettingpro) July 31, 2016
The own goal is the latest in a long line of gaffes by the Nigerian and once again the Celtic fans were not impressed – with some in the Aviva stadium booing him in the aftermath.
Brendan Rodgers in the press defending Efe Ambrose's terrible reputation as a centre back.
A case of "Helping The Aged" gone way too far.
— Kristoffersson (@Neurosceptic) July 31, 2016
Efe Ambrose is possibly one of the worst defenders I've ever seen.
— Beard Problems (@cornflakes69000) July 31, 2016
How is that Efe Ambrose a professional footballer,absolute muck 👎🏻 #celtic
— Barry Dunne (@BazDunne) July 31, 2016
Efe Ambrose is like the managers son in primary school.
Always in the team, yet no one wants him there but you can't do nothing about it.
— Aaron McCormack (@AzzRV) July 31, 2016
I feel sorry for efe ambrose it's not him that picks himself every week
— Ryann_cfc (@_R_1967) July 31, 2016
Efe Ambrose could be one of the worst footballers I've ever witnessed
— Butler (@TheBlueBeaver8) July 31, 2016