Celtic were humiliated by CFR Cluj at Parkhead on Tuesday night, and fans are furious at goalkeeper Scott Bain.
For the second year running, Celtic have suffered an upset in their Champions League qualifiers, and this one is perhaps even worse due to the fact that the second leg came at home.
After a relatively comfortable 1-1 in Romania, Cirpian Deac immediately stunned the Bhoys with a first-half header on Tuesday, and a truly remarkable second half ended with the visitors walking out as 4-3 winners, 5-4 on aggregate.
While very few players in green and white can come out of the game with any credit, fans are particularly annoyed with Bain.
It seems harsh to criticise a goalkeeper for not saving a penalty, but the spot-kick that levelled things up at 2-2 was certainly saveable, and the Romanians’ third goal of the night came when the 27 year-old palmed a shot right into the path of an onrushing striker.
Pushing shots wide and out of the danger area is goalkeeping lesson 101, but Bain seems to have skipped that class.
Fans are crucifying the 27 year-old on Twitter, as you can see from the reactions down below…
Scott Bain is utter rubbish
— LAC (@LAC67_) August 13, 2019
Scott Bain. How he ever got in front of Gordon I’ll never know. Total liability
— Barcelona MCP (@67Grohl) August 13, 2019
ScottBain has now had his time I believe. Craig Gordon is a world class shot stopper, and with our style of play going to be less and less dependent on intricate football in the back 4, compiled with Bain’s comedy of errors of late, it’s time for Gordon to come back into the fold
— Ciaran (@CiaranMcB0103) August 14, 2019
I’m going to say it & accept the abuse that comes my way.
Scott Bain is not good enough to be the first choice goalkeeper at Celtic Football Club.
— Celtic FC Fans & News ? (@Celtic1967News) August 13, 2019
Absolutely shocked that Scott Bain, who was average at best for Dundee, has proved hopeless for Celtic.
He is a totally useless keeper and there should be no sentiment with Brown he’s past it.
— Touchline ban (@fitbawblog) August 13, 2019
Bain aswell for me. His attempt to save the penalty was embarrassing and the 3rd goal he palmed straight to their player. He’s become complacent
— CelticBhoy1888 (@Bhoy1888Celtic1) August 13, 2019