Scottish football’s venture into Monday night football ended with a day of carnage and drama as Celtic met Hibs in Glasgow.
On Sunday it was revealed that Celtic defender Christopher Jullien had tested positive for Covid-19 following a warm weather training trip to Dubai. The game was moved from Saturday to Monday to accommodate this.
Hibs were also unaware at the time that the fixture had been moved back 48 hours. More chaos erupted when Celtic were then told 16 players and staff had to self-isolate through track and trace procedures.
It cast serious doubts over whether this one would be played or not, Hibs players having reservations over whether or not to take part. Things somehow took another turn as Celtic refused to re-test in order to give their visitors peace of mind.
So when the game did finally roll around at 7:45PM, it was far from the main talking point. It looked as if Celtic were going to win things with their depleted squad as David Turnbull sent a free-kick into the top corner, but Kevin Nisbet’s late leveller in stoppage time sealed a Hibees point.
On a day where football was suspended beneath the Championship for three works and controversy erupted over the reigning champions, the football was never going to hit the backpage. But fans have still been giving their opinion on how things went at Parkhead.
Big Nizzy deserved that goal worked his balls off all night. A point was the least Hibs deserved but that felt like a big goal at the end to stop the rot.
Celtic poor again. Trip to Dubai looks like an unmitigated disaster. Sub with AirPods in sums up the malaise that’s set in.
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) January 11, 2021
Lewis Stevenson congratulations on your 500th game. You have been amazing for Hibs and very much appreciated by the fans 👏👏👏👏👏
— mccannc (@mccannc15) January 11, 2021
Should be 3 but will take a point despite circumstances.
— Graham (@GISALEGEND) January 11, 2021
Take that, could have nicked it at the end
— Mat Priestley (@mat_the_blue) January 11, 2021
Hibs were pretty “depleted” as well and we don’t have the luxury of being able to pay £3.5m for one player https://t.co/001RLPG6v8
— Gala Foxes (@Galafoxes) January 12, 2021
Having Magennis, Cadden, Irvine, Boyle and Allan would make a big difference to hibs. Been battered all season with injuries and been running with a small squad, done well to be where we are imo. Hope we kick on from here
— Gary Small (@GarySma32095167) January 11, 2021
Hibs legend 500 and not out pic.twitter.com/fF8MAjjof3
— DJS62 (@djs62) January 11, 2021
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