Celtic defeated Kilmarnock 2-0 in a routine win with a much-changed side. However, Killie’s artificial surface appeared to be worn and proving tough for players.
Scottish football fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure and bemusement at its quality.
@Rokewood: “Always respect opponents, but Kilmarnock look as though they installed that pitch knowing it would hurt fast players. Awful #Celtic.”
@Davidopoulos86: “Kilmarnock should just do the decent thing and get relegated so I never have to see that horrendous pitch again.”
@Stewieofff: “If Kilmarnock need to play on that pitch every second week I think I understand why they do so badly. That looks rotten to play on. #Celtic.”
@bunglesfinger1: “Think the Kilmarnock grounds man needs to get Boyd’s barber to have a look at the pitch.”
@the_eriugena: “That pitch really sums up Kilmarnock - threadbare, unprepared and unprofessional.”
@Johnny_Scotland: “Hope they give that Kilmarnock pitch a good hoover at half time.”
@yo_mikey_: “Kilmarnock have transported their pitch all the way from the 1970’s.”
@TheDerryCoo: “Kilmarnock’s pitch looks like the stuff outside a Betty Whites shop!”
@Scuba_Steeeeeve: “Kilmarnock pitch looks shocking! Can see the splits in the surface it’s that worn down!”
@Nev_C: “Surely that Kilmarnock team bus parked inside their 18 yard box will damage the synthetic surface...”