Celtic fans were angry with Moussa Dembele after his acrimonious departure from the club.
His departure from the Bhoys was inevitable but the way it happened left a bad feeling. He joined Lyon in 2019 after spending two memorable seasons at Celtic Park.
Dembele scored 51 goals in 94 games for Celtic between 2016-2018 and was a key player under Brendan Rodgers. He won back to back domestic trebles at the club and was a cult-hero among the fans.
Since his departure, Dembele has mended fences with the fans and has always asserted his love for Celtic. He tweets about Celtic whenever he feels necessary, and rarely miss out on any opportunity to take a jibe at Rangers (the club’s arch-rivals).
Yesterday, Celtic’s official website revisited one of their memorable wins over Rangers and shared the story via their official Twitter handle.
In 2018, Celtic defeated Rangers 4-0 in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup. Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor, Dembele, and Olivier Ntcham scored the goals on that day for the Bhoys.
Dembele scored from the spot, but according to the club, it ‘was a thing of sheer beauty’.
The 23-year-old quickly took to Twitter to respond to Celtic’s tweet, saying: “That was nice wasn’t it Bhoys and Ghirls ?!” and adding hashtags #DerbyIsCelticDay #ThisIsHowItFeelsToBeCeltic #AnnounceNineInARowNowPls.
Many Celtic fans quickly responded to his tweet and urged him to make a swift return to Glasgow. Dembele has been linked with a move to some of the heavyweight English clubs, and it is highly unlikely that the Frenchman will return to Celtic anytime soon.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
Unforgettable! Love you Moussa 💚🍀
— LouMun 💚🇯🇵 (@lfmunro) April 15, 2020
Think you should come back and recreate it 💚😉
— LindaMac (@LMac_16) April 15, 2020
Come back for the 10. 🥰
— Cole (@cole67_) April 15, 2020
Very very nice 🍀 Hail hail 🍀
— 🍀Celtic Champions🍀 (@stewarty114) April 15, 2020
Seriously, gonna just come home. At least for the 10.
— Aidan Ritchie (@AidanRitchie27) April 15, 2020
Your a class act big man. Always a Celt at heart 💚💚
— Stephen T (@StephenT___) April 15, 2020
Any chance of a loan so you can come back to help us get 10
— Aidan 💯 (@RoganAidan) April 15, 2020
100%..Will Live Forever🔥
— BGX71 (@BGX71) April 16, 2020
Of all the players, YOU get us and our way of thinking, I miss you man, are you open to coming home at some point in your career?
— Scott Simpson (@SwitchbladeScot) April 15, 2020