Hearts' Northern Irish striker accused of performing rude gesture towards Celtic fans
Scottish football is back as the new season kicked off on Saturday.
However, some things never change. Celtic are still too strong for the opposition, they're top of the table and Kyle Lafferty is still unpopular at Celtic Park.
Brendan Rodgers side dispatched Hearts 4-1 on Saturday afternoon, and Lafferty managed to get on the wrong side of Celtic fans. The former Rangers striker joined Hearts when he was let go by Norwich City earlier this summer, after scoring four times in three years for the Canaries.
Lafferty, who played for Celtic's bitter rivals Rangers between 2008 and 2012, was booked in Saturday's game, and eventually taken off after 71 minutes. The Northern Irish forward was spotted making what appears to be a rude gesture as he took his place on the bench.
Lafferty was accused of "giving Celtic fans the finger" by many on social media.
Kyle Lafferty Kyle Laffertying the absolute Kyle Lafferty out of this opening day pic.twitter.com/C9kifSrdPw
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) August 5, 2017
The media will make sure Lafferty gets at least a 1 game ban for the finger
— MainStandTree🌲🇱🇻♥️ (@Golder56) August 5, 2017
Lafferty sticking his finger up at fans n telling someone in the stand that they are fat what age is he 👶
— kerryootkerryon (@kezd08) August 5, 2017
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