Former Celtic defender Ramon Vega has silenced a supporter after he criticised the retired midfielder for 'jumping' to a lesser Watford side back in 2001.

The Swiss internationalist urged the Hoops players to take responsibility over their quest for 10 in a row this season after they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to rivals Rangers at Parkhead.

He said on social media: "I think the players at Celtic needs to take responsibility of the performances lately. They need to start to realise what it means to win the 10th for @CelticFC such a big achievement it will be never forgotten for such a Big Club like @CelticFC". 

One fan took a pop at Vega in response, claiming the retired star 'jumped' to Watford after just five months. But Vega slapped down the fan, insisting he was not offered a new deal at the end of his contract by Martin O'Neill or he would have stayed on. And he highlighted that he was part of the treble winning side that year.

He replied: "Well it’s 6 months to be precise and plus no official offer at all at the end my contract .. so no jumping only delivered. Where were you then?" He accompanied his message with three medal emojis.

We told in an exclusive interview with Vega earlier this year that the player would have stayed at Celtic for LIFE had he been given the option.

He told Herald and Times Sport: "Celtic were some of the best times I ever had. It was intense but it was also very successful at the same time. What else can you ask for other than a treble in the one season I was there.

"It was a real shame I couldn't stay longer because I had the best experience. The supporters were absolutely magnificent, you don't forget something like that. I wanted to stay longer but there was no official offer for me to stay there. So what can you do as a player?

"There had been suggestions that I didn't stay because of money but that wasn't the case. I wanted the club to sign me for life! But it was not mutual, I'm not entirely sure why. I had the best time of my career at Celtic and won medals there, they'll be in my heart all the time.

"I'd be cleaning the boots just to be there and feel the atmosphere! It was an honour to play for Celtic."