SHANE Duffy will go down in 2020 as the only Republic of Ireland player to score a goal within 90 minutes at global level.

The Celtic protector’s last minute equaliser against Bulgaria back in a Nations League match in September was his nation’s only strike of the calendar of the year – however let’s simply say not everybody mores than happy.

Not just has the huge protector already been gotten of the firing line by club manager Neil Lennon in the pursuit of a historic tenth title in a row.

But bookmakers Paddy Power couldn’t withstand satirizing the huge protector’s expense after Stephen Kenny’s guys saw out their Nations League campaign with an uninspiring goalless draw against the Bulgarians.

After an errant stretch of play last night, they tweeted: “If Shane Duffy came down on his hands and knees and tried heading it along the floor to a team-mate, it would be a dreadful lot more precise than he is presently trying with his feet.”

The former Dunfermline boss’s side chiselled out simply three Nations League points, all of them in goalless draws.

Meanwhile, Odsonne Edouard could miss out on the Hoops’ European qualifiers next summer season after being lined up to play for France at the Olympics, according to reports.

The Hoops are currently locked into a title race with Rangers as they go after an extraordinary 10-in-a-row.

And whether they go on to end up being champs as soon as again or not, Neil Lennon’s side might still be involved in the Champions League.

Scotland will have 2 clubs in the qualifiers for the competition next season, with the Premiership winners going in at the 3rd round and the runners-up entering into the 2nd.

However, according to the Daily Record, that could result in Edouard missing out on crucial video games for Celtic.

The French striker has actually supposedly been lined up to bet the nation’s Under-23s team at next summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The sporting extravaganza was because of happen earlier this year however was postponed 12 months as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

They are now scheduled to be held in between July 23 and August 8 rather – which would impact Edouard’s possibilities of betting Celtic in the qualifiers.