KRIS COMMONS has ripped into selfish Celtic players who have prioritised their own careers ahead of the club.
The former Hoops midfielder fumed at the dismal displays of some so-called stars as the fallen champions toppled to an embarrassing 4-1 loss at Ibrox yesterday.
With only two largely-meaningless games to play against St Johnstone and Hibs, the Premiership table shows the Parkhead side a ridiculous TWENTY-THREE points adrift of Steven Gerrard’s side who claimed their first title in a decade with more ease than could ever have been anticipated or hoped for.
Clearly, Commons has been massively unimpressed by certain individuals and he singled out Kristoffer Ajer and Odsonne Edouard for special criticism.
The one-time Scotland international said: “It’s now well over two months since Neil Lennon left the club and things haven’t improved in the slightest.
BLAME GAME…Neil Lenon departed in February.
“In all honesty, they’re actually even WORSE now than they were a few months ago. The slide has continued unabated and they are now in one almighty mess.
“When Lennon left, some people expected an improvement in the attitude and performances of players such as Odsonne Edouard and Kris Ajer. But it’s abundantly clear now that Lennon wasn’t the problem.
“The problem lies squarely with these players who have their own agendas and have prioritised them ahead of the club.
“The unhealthy obsession with 10 In A Row is at the heart of it. Celtic felt compelled to hold on to a select few players who were already plotting their own exit.
“They should never have entertained the idea of having to coax these players into giving the club ‘one more year’.
“As soon as a player expresses a desire to leave, as Lennon made clear after the Ferencvaros game last August, the club should be phoning them a taxi to the airport.
“These players felt like they were doing Celtic a favour by hanging around. They have lost all motivation and it has been the club and the supporters who have suffered for it.”
HEADING FOR THE EXIT…Kristoffer Ajer has failed to impress.
Commons, speaking to the Daily Mail, added: “This was billed as a chance for Celtic to salvage a little bit of pride at the end of a painful, fractured season in which they have stumbled from one disaster to another.
“In the end, it felt fitting with what had gone before that it should end in embarrassment at the hands of Rangers.
“Celtic went out with a whimper, unable to rouse themselves and show the levels of passion, fight and commitment that the badge on the jersey demands of them.
“As soon as Callum McGregor was sent off yesterday, you knew exactly what was going to happen. There was a sense of inevitability to it all.
“Celtic just capitulated. The effort levels and application of some of the players left a lot to be desired. They just didn’t have the stomach for the fight.”