Celtic suspend ‘disrespectful’ striker for Twitter rant

first_imgAnthony Stokes has been suspended by Celtic for two weeks following a Twitter outburst.The striker was seething at being left out of the Hoops squad to face Inverness on Sunday and made his feelings clear on social media.He posted on his Twitter account: ”Buzzing to be brought all the way up to inverness with the team to sit in the stands today, lovely weather for it too.”The former Hibernian forward followed it up by tweeting: ”Who gives a f*** about wages when your not playing games! It’s all about playing and contributing not picking up a wage.”Stokes later tweeted an apology, saying: ”Sorry for earlier Tweet. Hope fans can appreciate my frustration, heat of the moment.”Manager Ronny Deila accused the Irishman of disrespecting his team-mates by airing his frustrations to the public.Now Stokes, who has featured only twice for Celtic this season due to injuries and suspensions, has been ordered to stay away from the club for the next fortnight.Deila said after his team’s 3-1 Ladbrokes Premiership win on Sunday: ”It is (disrespectful) for the boys. We travel every week with 20 players and the manager puts out 11 and seven on the bench and there are always two left out.”If that is harder for him than somebody else, then for me he is not a team player.”What is important with Stokesy is that he has to show the work first before he speaks and if you do that then you always have a future. But so far he has been more talking than performances.” Anthony Stokes 1last_img read more

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