Parkhead manager not a happy man.
Billy McKay’s second-half goal earned his side a shock first league win at Parkhead but Inverness’s success was overshadowed by a row between Celtic supporters and Neil Lennon that prompted the home manager to threaten to resign.
The champions have taken only one point their past three home games but remain top of the league by a point and are within one game of reaching the last-16 of the Champions League due, in part, to an incredible 2-1 home win over Barcelona earlier in the month. However, in the post-match press conference the former Celtic captain was clearly enraged by some of the criticism.
Lennon said: “They are frustrated. I disagreed with them, I didn’t like what they said about the team. Look, if they are not happy with what I am doing and they want me to go, I will. If the fans make it clear that they are not happy and they want me out then that’s OK, I will do the honourable thing.
“I can’t repeat it [what fans said] because it is public arena but there were a lot of expletives and heavy criticism, which I didn’t think was justified and [there was] a lack of patience with the team as well.”
Whilst it’s true that Celtic’s defeat at home to Inverness was something of a disaster it’s equally true that Neil Lennon doesn’t deserve abuse given the form his Parkhead side have put in over the past 18 months.
The fact that any harsh words aimed at the Celtic boss comes in the same month that saw the Glasgow side beat Barcelona is particularly confusing.
It’s also worth remembering that Celtic still sit top of the SPL with a game in hand so it is more than a tad odd to be barracking Lennon in such a fashion.
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