Celtic star hits out at cup final penalty pair


Kris Commons speaks out against the antics displayed by James Forrest and John Guidetti.

Celtic sailed to a comfortable 2-0 win against Dundee United at Hampden Park in Sunday's League Cup final, but there was one moment that took the shine off the victory.

James Forrest and John Guidetti started to argue over who should take a penalty in the type of scene you would expect at a school match rather than a cup final. Forrest missed the penalty, and Guidetti had to be stopped from going on his direct route down the tunnel after the whistle had gone.

Some will argue it was a display of passion whilst others will view it as a display of petulance from two young footballers who should be aware of the thousands of people watching.

Kris Commons, who had been subbed off after a successful display, watched on like everyone else. Although he may have been slightly more embarrassed at what he saw.

The midfielder was quick to condemn the actions of his teammates, as reported by the Daily Record.

“It probably put a little dampener on the way we won. The manager bases a lot on team spirit and team bonding,” explained Commons.

“We are meant to have this good unit as a team and not individuals but clearly at the end of the game it looked as though people were doing things on an individual basis.

“I don’t think any player – and I don’t care how big you are – should show a strop on a football field. You should never do that. You don’t want to see that.

“I don’t think it has ever happened before at Celtic. It’s the sort of thing you see on The Footballing Years on Sky. It was a Di Canio-Lampard moment."

The Celtic midfield star is confident that any issues between the pair have been resolved, and now attention turns to Wednesday night's Scottish Cup final replay where the two could line up together as the chase for the treble continues.

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