Late on Monday night it was the news that sent Celtic fans further into despair.
On the one hand Neil Lennon was staying, additionally the reason for the decision was apparently a reaction to the ‘baying mob’ that gathered outside of Celtic Park after the defeat from Ross County.
Remarkably in the time since the final whistle blew on Celtic’s exit from the Betfred Cup there has been more attention from some outlets on the so-called baying mob than a season collapsing from within.
Any acts of violence are to be condemned, there is no place for it and laws to deal with them. However this reporter hasn’t seen any video clips of players being targeted by missiles as mentioned in the Celtic statement issued on Sunday night while Stephen McGowan of the Daily Mail put the total numbers protesting at 200.
It seems that the actions of possibly 100 angry fans is dictating policy for a company listed on the Stock Market. In a fortnight Celtic will hold their AGM online, they will go through the regulations, re-elect directors but when it comes to the employment of the key employee, according to the Daily Record, that policy is dictated by the reaction to a small group of fans.
With 50,000 fans to be wooed in the spring into renewing Season Tickets that have turned out to be virtually worthless the Celtic hierarchy may find their customers aren’t too keen on policy decided by a small baying mob.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) November 30, 2020
— Kieran (@Kieran0700) November 30, 2020
Brilliant ? their own board trolling the fans now
— Ruaraidh Morrison (@ruaraidh1985) November 30, 2020
So, let me get this straight, because a very small minority of the entire Celtic support protested in an angry manner, THAT’S the reason to keep someone who otherwise would be gone? This is actually incredulous considering everything at stake here! Do these people want 10iar?
— Dawnie Dawn ?? (@Dawniemaria73) November 30, 2020
Lenny been hang out to dry by the board to take attention off them . Lenny was never tactically good enough , and to make things worse his backroom are less experience then our players. I’d take Martin O’Neil with Lenny num2
— Richie mccaff (@Richiemccaff) December 1, 2020
Surprised a Businessman as experienced at wealth as DD lets this unpredictable situ run. We are a bust flush with Neil now. Even the titanic realised eventually, don’t wait that long Celtic FC PLC, we support our team going for a dream 10 IAR not a PLC, so some fans implode
— michael magee (@Kelton59P) December 1, 2020
If there’s any truth in this
And Desmond got someone to
Get this story in to the press
And not speak to the celtic support
Then he should remember who he spoke to when lawell is selling season books
— n.macneil (@nmacneil4) November 30, 2020
Could be another 4 or 5 goal demolition at the San siro, its kind of expected with this team of non triers
— Kenny Harper (@KennyHa49709085) November 30, 2020