Neil Lennon has claimed Celtic played with the handbrake on in the Old Firm defeat last weekend – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter raged at the interim boss for his comments.
The Bhoys suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Rangers on Sunday, which means they lost on both trips to Ibrox this season.
They have already been crowned champions and face Hearts on the final day of the season this weekend, before facing the same opponent in the Scottish Cup final for a domestic treble.
But they were given a reminder that Rangers aren’t going anywhere and they are just six points adrift of them in the league table.
Caretaker boss Lennon reflected on the Old Firm defeat in his pre-match press conference ahead of Hearts.
“In modern-day football, there’s a furore after one result. We played with the handbrake on on Sunday, we didn’t play well, but it’s in no way terminal. There‘s still so much to look forward to,” Lennon said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
A selection of Bhoys fans were left fuming with Lennon’s quotes and have suggested he’s not the right man to take them forward.
The Scottish giant are yet to appoint a new full-time boss since the departure of Brendan Rodgers, but Lennon has the chance to get them over the line for a treble this campaign.
It was clear in the Old Firm clash that the fixture meant a lot more to Rangers, who showed tons more spirit and effort.
Here are some Celtic fans responding to Lennon:
This isn’t Rafa Benitez
— celticbasis (@celticbhasis) May 16, 2019
The day a Celtic manager isn’t bothered about the team chucking it at Ibrox, is a bad day indeed. Not good enough, change your attitude.
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) May 16, 2019
Not the man for the job
— Cheape Peter (@CheapePaul) May 16, 2019
Rodgers went to Ibrox with the title already sealed and won 5-1
— Pól Ó’Muirchu (@ThePaulMurph) May 16, 2019
He’s right about modern football but since he’s came in the team has been below par and showing signs of collapsing nothing can be said to change that
— Bayley (@SutcliffeBayley) May 16, 2019
Dragging your Heels with an appointment is going to cost a Champs league spot or you already appointed NL ? Rebuilding needs urgent attention 👍
— Boo Doobly (@BooDoobly) May 16, 2019
He’s did an ok job in difficult circumstances to be fair, but with the job that’s reqd deffo not the man for the rebuild!
— Kevin O`Neill (@K_ONE11) May 16, 2019