CELTIC winger Moi Elyounoussi says he will accept whatever punishment the Parkhead club give him after the 26-year-old was seen using his mobile phone during his side's 4-1 defeat at home to Sparta Prague on Thursday evening.

Neil Lennon's side were humbed at home, with the Czechs running out comfortable 4-1 winners at Parkhead, leading the Celtic boss to heavily criticise his players in the aftermath.

Elyounoussi was among those to have underperformed and was subbed off around the hour mark, with television cameras spotting the on-loan Southampton man using his phone while watching on from the stands.

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton was enraged by Elyounoussi's actions, telling BT Sport after the final whistle that he would fine the Norwegian two weeks' wages for his apparent lack of dedication.

Elyounoussi himself admits that using his phone while his side were losing heavily was a 'stupid' choice - but insisted that he was simply checking the score between AC Milan and Lille in the night's other Group H fixture.

He told VG: “First of all, this is unacceptable from me.

"I have talked to both the coach and the captain and the case is dead between us.

“The phone is just out of pocket. I have warnings from Milan-Lille, the second match in our group, and I just wanted to check the result in that match.

“In any case, it is stupid of me to put myself in that situation. I lie down and take the punishment I’ll now possibly get.”

Elyounoussi continued: “I heard what Sutton commented and that is 100 per cent wrong. On the contrary. I am very dedicated.”