Scottish actor hails Celtic new boy Dembele, mocks Rangers 'duds'

Fulham's Moussa Dembele looks dejected

Gianni Capaldi brands Rangers' signings as duds, and hails Celtic's Moussa Dembele.

Fulham’s Moussa Dembele applauds the fans at the end of the matchFulham’s Moussa Dembele applauds the fans at the end of the match

Moussa Dembele received an ovation when he was substituted during their Champions League qualifying victory.

Despite not scoring, the summer signing was impressive as he helped the team overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit against Lincoln Red Imps, to win 3-0 in front of the Celtic home crowd.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele in action with Lincoln's Bernardo LopesCeltic's Moussa Dembele in action with Lincoln's Bernardo Lopes

He was substituted on 76 minutes with the game won, with all three of Celtic's goals coming in the first half an hour.

His performance impressed Scottish actor Gianni Capaldi, who commented on Twitter that Dembele was worth seven of Rangers' signings combined - branding them 'duds.'

Capaldi is a Celtic fan who has starred in Hollywood films opposite Lindsay Lohan and alongside Mickey Rooney and even Vinnie Jones.

His comments tap into the renewed rivalry between Celtic and Rangers, which is well and truly back with the Gers promoted back to the top flight after four absent years.

Dembele has the potential to be a game changer for Celtic if he can reach his potential, but Rangers will hope their latest addition Joe Dodoo is capable of matching him.

Joe Dodoo celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for LeicesterJoe Dodoo celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for Leicester

 

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