Kris Commons has apologised for his rant at Ronny Deila during Celtic’s defeat to Molde last night.
The Hoops midfielder was furious after being brought off 14 minutes from the end of his side’s disappointing Europa League clash.
He had scored Celtic’s only goal of the game and appeared as their biggest attacking threat when he was hooked for Nadir Ciftci.
And he showed his frustration as he made his way to the bench, throwing his jacket to the ground before shouting at Deila and his assistant coaches John Collins and John Kennedy.
The full rant was caught on camera and televised live during BT Sport’s coverage of the game:
Celtic's Kris Commons Absolutely Furious After Being Subbed Off pic.twitter.com/sW2sXc4ty3
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Deila called it “unacceptable” in his post-match interview, while team-mate Anthony Stokes described it as “not a big deal” when tweeting later in the night.
But Commons has now apologised via a club statement – insisting he did not handle the situation in the right way.
The statement read:
I’d like to apologise for my reaction last night, something that should never be shown publicly on the field.
I was very frustrated at how the night had gone. However, I did not handle this in the right way. My frustration at losing games and my desire to win will never change.
I know we are all part of a team at Celtic and I am proud to be part of this team. I want this team to win and I am sure we can come together, work hard and get the results needed to qualify from this group.
I still have every confidence we can do this and in a fortnight we have the chance to make amends. That’s the motivation now for us all.