Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has scored his 16th goal for France’s under-21s after netting in their win over Russia at the weekend – and Rangers fans have ripped into the 23-year-old Frenchman.
The Celtic star continues to play for the French side due to a quirk in the rules which allow players to play based on their age at the start of a particular campaign rather than on the day of the match itself.
At 23 though, he’s pushing the limits and with Covid restrictions playing havoc with the football calendar, it’s let to the situation where he is still playing under-21s several months past his 23rd birthday.
He was at the centre of a cheat storm in last week’s Old Firm draw, throwing himself theatrically to the ground in a desperate bid to win a penalty – only to pick up a booking for his trouble.
Rangers fans were quick to mock the striker over his strike for the French under-21s
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
Edouard scoring for the French u21s. pic.twitter.com/MO413eXo2j
— Cammy Bell (@Beatthatbeat) March 28, 2021
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) March 28, 2021
Seen this on twitter, Eddie attending France U21 pre match team talk 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/bmr0W4y7aF
— Londonderry Bear #55 (@LondonderryBear) March 28, 2021
Aye but…..but……but………. he scores international goals though……….against kids. They’ll no even get 10mil for him. You heard it here first mind
— Big Cheddar Loyal (@bigcheddarloyal) March 28, 2021
— deecee1872 (@deecee1872) March 27, 2021
Year is 2031. Edouard is 33 and still scoring for France Under 21s.
— Chris McLaughlin (@ChrisMcL16) March 26, 2021
Odsonne Edouard is the best 23 year old playing in U-21 internationals 🥴👀 https://t.co/ntRGt2EjGl
— Matt McGuire (@MattMcGuire92) March 28, 2021
Meanwhile, a Rangers star’s World Cup hopes have been boosted after a second consecutive impressive international display.