Celtic boss Ronny Deila gives furious reaction to controversy surrounding Anthony Stokes

Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila has commented on Anthony Stokes' controversial tweets.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has told the Daily Record that Anthony Stokes' tweets before facing Inverness Caledonian Thistle today were 'disrespectful'.

The Bhoys recovered from their 2-1 Europa League defeat to Ajax on Thursday by comfortably beating Inverness 3-1 this afternoon.

Callum McGregor opened the scoring for Celtic, only for Miles Storey to equalise for Caley - though goals from Leigh Griffiths and a Daniel Devine own goal handed Celtic all three points.

It was a much-needed win for manager Deila, but one story has dominated the headlines; Anthony Stokes' controversial pre-match tweets.

As shown by the Daily Record, Stokes posted tweets before the game stating that he was frustrated to have been taken up to Inverness only to be left out of the matchday squad, then stated that football isn't about money, and he would rather be playing than earning money sat on the sidelines.

Stokes has been a bit-part figure in the Celtic team this season, and his situation doesn't look like changing after his latest outburst.

After the game, Deila's anger was evident as he told the Daily Record that Stokes' tweets were 'disrespectful', and that he needs to be a team player in order to have a future at Celtic Park.

"It is disrespectful for the boys," said Deila. "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 about talking than performances," he added.

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