Joey Barton calls Celtic '˜lucky' in cheeky tweet

Joey Barton has insinuated Celtic were '˜lucky b*******' to make it to the group stages of the Champions League after tweeting a clip from the movie Snatch.

Joey Barton felt Celtic were lucky to make it to the Champions League. Picture: SNS

The Rangers midfielder sent the tweet shortly after Celtic lost 2-0 in Israel, which was enough to see the Hoops defeat Hapoel Beer-Sheva 5-4 on aggregate.

Brendan Rodgers’ side made it by the skin of their teeth as they survived heavy pressure to hold on to the slender advantage.

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Barton responded by writing “Watching that Champions League Qualifier and thinking...” before embedding a six-second video of a scene from Snatch where Vinnie Jones’ character goes to shoot someone, only to run out of bullets, exclaiming “you lucky b******”.

It didn’t take long for the post to be retweeted a couple of thousand times.

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