Two worrying videos of Neil Lennon have emerged on Social Media tonight. One is clearly dated by his New Balance kit, the other looks much more recent with some claims that it was in the last few days in Newcastle.
The emotional toll of football management is well established, over the course of a contract a manager can appear to age very quickly with the English based League Manager’s Association well aware of the issue and providing members with full support services.
Lennon resigned from the job of managing Celtic seven weeks ago with just a couple of appearances on BBC 5 Live since his decision to step down.
Think he’s just fighting with his own friends ? Neil Lennon pic.twitter.com/TvjafXBEXt
— el MurphO (@ELMurphOcarnet) April 13, 2021
Clearly everyone is entitled to a private life but with the rewards of a high-profile job in football the downside is that you are always in the public eye.
With pubs reopening in England many men in their late forties will be having a drink or two, after the last few months that he has been through Lennon has more reason than most to unwind.
As he’ll be well aware from almost 20 years in the public eye in and around Glasgow any actions are likely to be highlighted with the video above suggesting that Lennon requires greater help and support from those closest to the former Celtic boss.
Lost his job at a club he loves after months of pressure & media/fan scrutiny! He had a few drinks! Video is a tough watch because of who it is but if your mocking Neil Lennon clearly mental health aspect of the pandemic has went over your head & you haven’t faced what he has!
— PJR (@Celtic_Philly) April 13, 2021
If Neil Lennon was out having a drink then fair play, everyone is allowed to have a drink and act a prat from time to time.
If it’s something more serious, hopefully he gets help for it and isn’t dragged by the media.
Stop filming it in any case, benefits no one.
— Thomas Brownlee (@Doctor_Thomas) April 13, 2021
Sad to see Neil Lennon in that state. I hope it’s just a case of one too many and not him struggling. Alcoholism is no joke man it ruins lives.
— jamie qwan (@jamiec0wan) April 13, 2021
That Video of Neil Lennon doing the rounds is pretty worrying tbh, it’s clear as day he has problems that needs addressing and I hope he has the people around him who will assist in getting him it before it’s too late
— Thomas Stirk ? (@TomStirk1992) April 13, 2021
— J A C K M O O R E (@JackMartinMoore) April 13, 2021
Celtic Fc should do the decent thing and get Neil Lennon some help and be pretty quick about it ?
— John Metcalfe (@Metty38) April 13, 2021