Celtic stalwart Callum McGregor had barely finished celebrating with Scott McTominay following Scotland's opening goal against Switzerland when the official Celtic X account (formerly Twitter) sent a tongue-in-cheek dig at Graeme Souness.

In the midst of the former Rangers and Scotland player's analysis of McGregor following Scotland's 5-1 Euro 2024 opener defeat to Germany, he referred to the 31-year-old as the "Celtic captain" with targeted criticism, thereafter drawing the ire of the Paradise faithful.

In a subsequent radio grilling the pundit claimed he'd momentarily forgotten the 31-year-old's surname.

In response, following McGregor's pass that helped McTominay force Scotland's opening goal on Matchday Two, the club's official X account posted this tongue-in-cheek nod:

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In the wake of Souness' words, The Celtic Way's Tony Haggerty took issue with the pundit and former player's words. 

You can read Tony's feature in full here, but here's an excerpt: 

"Here's a hot take. I refuse to believe Graeme Souness when he says he forgot 'Celtic captain' Callum McGregor's name during Scotland's 5-1 opening Euro 2024 defeat to Germany.

"Not that Souness will care one jot about yours truly's opinion, but the former Rangers captain is insulting many people's football intelligence with his latest McGregor outburst - including mine. Souness was forced to respond to his over-the-top criticism of McGregor because he got called out on it. Pure and simple.

"McGregor has been a stalwart for club and country and has 61 caps and scored three goals. Yet he was subjected to serious disrespect from the ex-Liverpool and Scotland midfielder for his part in Scotland's drubbing at the hands of the hosts in the Allianz Arena in Munich on Friday night."