Kieran Tierney has made his goodbyes after signing for Arsenal, but Celtic fans aren’t quite sure how to feel.
Tierney made the switch to the Premier League side just before the English transfer deadline closed on Thursday, and has penned a poignant message to the Hoops supporters after his departure.
— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) August 8, 2019
Tierney came through the youth academy at Parkhead and won an incredible 11 trophies in the green and white hoops.
The 22-year-old quickly established himself as not just the club’s first-choice left-back but as a fan-favourite upon breaking through in 2015. A fan himself, this departure clearly hurt him as much as it hurt some of the supporters.
There are a few supporters wishing nothing but the best for the Scotland international as he makes the switch to North London. Others, though, would’ve liked him to stay, particularly with the prospect of ten-in-a-row so close.
It’s a transfer that was always bound to leave emotions high as he was, and to many still is, in their hearts as a Celtic hero.
Here’s what the devasted fans had to say about Tierney’s heartfelt goodbye on Twitter:
God bless you Kieran. We love you and aw the best! Good luck. ???
— LouMun 67 ⚽️???????? (@lfmunro) August 8, 2019
Good luck wee man. Words can’t describe it is right but you earned it HH? Now I owe my bro £20! Cheers!
— Brendan Livingstone (@zapinkbelfast) August 8, 2019
Move on Kieran. It’s over. We have 10 in a row to focus on. You have appeasing tourists and selfies with hipsters to be getting on with.
— Soviet Селтик ☭ (@SovietCeltic) August 8, 2019
Wish you all the very best Kieran. The only thing i’ll quantify that with is that you can never claim to be the Celtic man you led us to believe you were. A Celtic man yes, a diehard? . Sadly no.
No malice in that just the truth. . . But wholeheartedly hope you are a success ?
— CC (@TheLeatherBelts) August 8, 2019
Thanks for everything you gave us KT. Always hoped you’d be a Celt for life and become a legend. Nevermind.?
Hope you give a good account of yourself, Celtic and Scotland while down there. No more kissing badges though, eh?
All the best, Kieran.?
— Scottsman78 ? (@Scottsman1978) August 8, 2019
Sorry mate if celtic mean so much to you why are you doon the road. Just another Di Canio badge kisser
— Guy fox ? (@Callybfawkes) August 8, 2019
Brilliantly written Kieran I’ll miss you m8t but wish you all the very best you will always be one of us god bless ya ????
— Gmac (@GmacZico) August 9, 2019
The only reason it hurts so much is how good you are. Take the anger as a form of flattery. Hopefully we see you in the hoops again.
— David Gray (@Che_Ntcham) August 8, 2019
Keep him. He’s no welcome back.
— Hammyjnr (@Hammyjnr2) August 8, 2019
Heard it all before. Bye ?
— cozzamcl (@cxzzamxl) August 8, 2019