Celtic captain Scott Brown has apologised for liking a brutal tweet criticising manager Neil Lennon's tactical choices during last night's CFR Cluj disaster.

The Hoops crashed out of the Champions League after a 4-3 loss to the Romanians on the night and a 5-4 defeat on aggregate.

Lennon came under fire from some sections of the home support for dropping £3million signing Boli Bolingoli and instead opting for midfielder Callum McGregor at left-back.

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One fan in particular took to social to lambaste the Celtic boss - and their tweet, urging Lennon to accept blame for the defeat, was liked by the Hoops skipper. 

Brown, however, was quick to unlike the post and immediately went about setting things straight on his own Twitter account - before he himself accepted blame for a poor performance where he handled the ball inside the box to give away a stupid penalty.

The midfielder said: "Was just flicking through Twitter must of touched the button by accident. 

"Not my style to slag anyone off on Twitter. I am fully behind the manager and all the players are as well. 

"If anyone should be getting a slagging or a abuse it’s all on me tonight as didn’t perform. Sorry".

Some Celtic supporters accepted Brown's apology, as one said: "100% confidence in you & Lenny to get things right! You've nothing to be sorry for, we move on to 9 in a row".

Another wrote: "Heads up mate we're still in Europe."

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But most slammed his reasoning, with tensions still running high from the defeat earlier in the evening.

One commented: "Just do the honourable thing and retire mate".

Another said: "Better win at ibrox in 2 weeks it's the only thing that will turn this feeling around."

One blasted: "Twice yev touched something by accident the night - a baw and a like button".

A fourth moaned: "I disagree scott.

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"Neil Lennon has £10 million worth of defense on the bench and he plays one of our most consistent midfielders at left back and fancies Lewis Morgan ahead of Scott Sinclair. 

"That in my mind is criminal! He rightly deserves the backlash."

Celtic led 3-2 with 10 minutes to go before they capitulated as Bilel Omrani netted from the spot and George Tucudean won the match in added time.