Date: 27th May 2020 at 7:30am
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John Kennedy has a short and sweet message for Celtic’s many detractors- we’re not listening.

Since Scottish football was suspended on March 13 the media has had plenty of time for pundits wanting to talk down Celtic’s achievements.

Ally McCoist and Alex Rae criticised every move suggested by the SPFL before latching on to the asterisk claim once the season was decided on average points per game.

Gareth McAuley took things a step further with his claim that the title win was hollow and tainted as thousands of Celtic fans celebrated nine and looked ahead to the prospect of adding at least one more to that run.

Kennedy has been at the hub of the Celtic management team for six years and has no intention of suddenly listening to those happy to run down any of his club’s achievements.

The Celtic coach told The Sun:

We decide what’s worthy of listening to. But all talk of asterisks and a title being devalued, it doesn’t matter to us.

We’re very aware of the mud-slinging and people trying to put you off track. But we’re set on how we do things.

We block out the noise. We keep things in-house. I think there’s every chance we would have extended our lead at the top. The form we were in we were always going to win the league.

Celtic are expected to be back in training on June 10 with a meeting scheduled for Friday with the Scottish Government to discuss the way forward relating to next season.