MALMO No.1 Johan Wiland has stirred up the war of words by branding Celtic players “pigs” after last night’s Champions League clash.
The keeper told Swedish newspapers Hoops stars also behaved like “children” during a fiesty first leg at Parkhead which Ronny Deila’s men won 3-2.
Wiland and team-mate Rasmus Bengtsson were highly critical of their opponents’ conduct during the game.
The goalie blasted: “They are pigs, all of them, that’s the way it is.
“You just have to try to stay cool and do what we have to do on the pitch. Leigh Griffiths? Well, I don’t know what to say.
“He behaved like a child, tugging shirts all the time.”
Defender Bengtsson added: “There were some players who talked a lot. You probably know who I mean.
“They have a captain [Scott Brown] and a few others who like to talk. But that’s the way it is at this level.
“One player who came on [Nadir Ciftci] was not particularly nice. The first thing he wanted to do when he came on was to talk.
“He had more focus on that than his performance. And I don’t think it was to their advantage that they were running around focusing on other things.” Two-goal loan flop Jo Inge Berget, however, did not join in in the criticism of Deila’s team.
He said: ““I don’t want to say that they are a group of pigs. They have some tough players.
“We knew before the game that it would be tough so you just have to roll with it.”