Distraught Frank McAvennie reacts on Twitter to Celtic loss

Celtic Champions League

The former Celtic striker tried to be nice about his old club's performance but couldn't quite manage it.

Celtic fans will be suffering from painful flashbacks to last year after Tuesday night's Champions League exit at the hands of Malmo.

Two things will stand out for neutrals and the Bhoys faithful alike following a 4-3 aggregate defeat: the fact Celtic were 3-1 up at Parkhead in the first leg and conceded a late goal - and the fact they put in an awful display in the second leg, one of their biggest games in recent years.

The Hoops were unlucky, of course, in that an awful refereeing decision cost them in Sweden. Their performance itself still wouldn't have been enough to take them through, though, and former Celtic star Frank McAvennie was one of many disappointed onlookers.

Indeed, the 55-year-old questioned the Bhoys defence against Malmo on Twitter, as well as their overall urgency and Ronny Deila's lack of a plan B.

And, after a follower replied that McAvennie was understating just how bad Celtic were on the night, he responded by explaining that he was simply trying to be nice.

He gave in in the end, though, slamming a 'pathetic' display.

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