Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react after seeing Odsonne Edouard miss an absolute sitter against Aberdeen.
The French striker – who has registered an eye-catching 23 goals and 17 assists so far this season – had a golden chance to extend the Hoops’ lead in the 87th minute after Kristoffer Ajer had netted an ultimately crucial goal just six minutes earlier.
However, with Aberdeen glovesman Joe Lewis stranded on the ground, Edouard smacked the ball at him when it looked easier to put it in the net – Celtic’s official Twitter account spared his blushes by saying that Lewis merely ‘saved’ it, although a player of the Frenchman’s quality should really have scored.
87′ – So close to three!
Joe Lewis saves @Oedouard22‘s shot from close-range.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 16, 2020
Luckily for the 22-year-old, Ajer’s goal was enough to grab the three points after Ash Taylor had cancelled out Callum McGregor’s opener.
The victory meant that Neil Lennon’s side opened up a 13-pointgap over Rangers, before Steven Gerrard’s men kicked off in their game against Livingston on Sunday.
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Winning the game is the main thing, although a number of Celtic fans couldn’t help but react to Edouard’s miss…
Oh my word. How did Édouard miss that one!
— The Celtic Bhoys (@CelticBhoysFS) February 16, 2020
How does Edouard miss that? Madness
— Liam Dey (@LiamDey) February 16, 2020
To kick off the reaction, @CelticBhoysFS couldn’t hide their shock at the squandered opportunity in saying “oh my word” before asking “how” the former Paris Saint-Germain forward missed.
Liam then branded the moment as “madness” before also questioning how Edouard didn’t score.
How did Edouard miss? Wow that was Iwelumo-esque.
— Ped (@BigBuck_78) February 16, 2020
Elsewhere, Ped labelled the miss as Iwelumo-esque.
This tweet was of course in reference to Chris Iwelumo’s famous miss for Scotland against Norway from back in 2008 – it wasn’t quite as bad as that horrendous effort!
Edouard just took £50m off his price tag with that miss.
— Will b (@bhoyo1888) February 16, 2020
Anytime anyone asks about Édouard, just show them that miss. That’ll put off any potential suitors.
— Martin Cooper Kupp Smith (@TyroneBhoy) February 16, 2020
Meanwhile, these two supporters had transfer-related thoughts in mind following the miss.
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Will said that Edouard “just took £50m off his price tag” after the unbelievable moment.
Then, Martin said that anytime anyone asks about the striker, then they should be shown his miss in hope that it’ll put off any potential suitors for the prolific attacker – The Daily Record believe that Leicester are preparing a £30m bid for his signature, while Crystal Palace were also interested in January.
Well that wasn’t pretty but it’s 3 points, how edouard missed that chance al never know
— Jonny Paterson ✌️ (@JonnyPaterson_) February 16, 2020
Lastly, Jonny said that he’ll “never know” how Edouard missed that chance – neither will we!
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