The Hoops ace had a mediocre game by his standards as the Parkhead side relinquished their 100 percent record this season.
A number of Celtic fans have been commenting on Twitter regarding the Hoops' performance in the 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw with Hibernian and James Forrest was one of the Bhoys players who came under scrutiny for his display.
The 28-year-old, normally impressive for the Hoops, had a mediocre game by his standards overall, beginning brightly enough but, as the game went on, found it hard to break down the Hibs defence, much like the rest of the front line.
In addition, the £4.5million-valued winger (Transfermarkt) seemed to take too many touches of the ball at times, spurning potentially good opportunities to have a go at goal, and when he was replaced by Scott Sinclair on 84 minutes, several supporters deemed it "too late".
Here is what was said on social media during and after the game regarding Forrest's display at Easter Road:
But the fact is Celtic are not playing well. So sluggish. Forrest a waste of a jersey today. Getting nervous.— Michael Mc Caffrey (@Lisboa67) September 28, 2019
Two penalties out of the equation. Celtic were simply not good enough today. Final touch was way off. The substitutions were questionable. Forrest was non existent. Ajer looked shaky. Some of the swiping shots at the end were simply desperate. Dropped two points. Hibs gained 1— Talkin Aboot (@FactsPlease69) September 28, 2019
Forrest was well off it today. McGregor has been off it for a while now and I think without Brown & Christie we may well have lost the game today. Edouard simply has to stay on when we’re looking for a goal though - I’m now thinking we’re looking light in that area.— David O'Molloy (@Celtic_GLA) September 28, 2019
Forrest was sub-standard didn't look comfortable at all the left. Correct on McGregor, he's been worryingly flat in some recent games. And Celtic's cause wasn't helped by Christie not being as devastatingly effective as usual after his impressive leveller.Too many off the boil.— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) September 28, 2019
Poor substitutions, wtf would we take off eddie? Need a goal and bring on hayes rather than rogic and give sinclair 10mins when forrest didn’t kick the ball all game?— Jamie P (@jpace88) September 28, 2019
Forrest, MacGregor and Edouard never turned up - never done anything until last 10/15 mins. A draw fair result - we go again. Still top of the league at the end of the weekend regardless— Robert Brown (@celticrab71) September 28, 2019
Forrest was hopeless today— evan (@evanreilly15) September 28, 2019
Hopeless is hopeless mate. Understand hes pulled it out the bag a few times but he shouldve been subbed even earlier on today.— evan (@evanreilly15) September 28, 2019
Celtic went behind early on in the game when a Christian Doidge shot was deflected by Kristoffer Ajer past Fraser Forster after only eight minutes, but the Hoops equalised in the 24th minute when Moritz Bauer’s cross was headed home by Ryan Christie for his 11th goal of the season.
There were two controversial moments which Lennon claimed after the game that they should have yielded penalties - Christie being brought down in the box in the second half, before Bauer was up-ended by Daryl Horgan at the byline as the Bhoys pressed for a winner (The Scotsman).
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