Celtic AGM: Peter Lawwell discusses fan frustration, current form and 'the social media world'

By John McGinley

December 14, 2020

Chief Executive Peter Lawwell has been speaking at the Celtic AGM this afternoon, stating he ‘understands’ the frustration of Hoops supporters.

After a round of voting through various resolutions, we are now at the Q+A section of today’s AGM.

This year’s event is being held virtually, with the club grouping together similar questions to address shareholders on a variety of issues.

Naturally the current problems were one of the first topics on the agenda.

As quoted by The Daily Record, Lawwell said: “I can fully understand it. I understand the frustration, it’s a difficult run over eight weeks.

“I’m a Celtic supporter, I get it, we understand it.

“The social media world, accusations that board holding fans in contempt, it can get a wee bit OTT. The support over the summer, they were nothing short of remarkable.

“We have no agenda or motive. We haven’t given up on the league, there are circumstances that have put us in the position. We will do all we can to win the league.”

The Chief Executive has also reiterated his support for under-pressure manager Neil Lennon, stating he is still ‘the man’ to lead Celtic forward.

Lawwell would go on to say there is ‘a lot of negativity online’ and that what the club needs now is ‘unity’.

Peter Lawwell watches Celtic in action / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

After two positive results on the park over the last week, there is more optimism of a Bhoys turnaround this season.

However, I’m not sure writing off fan concerns about the long-term direction of the club or the shambles that has developed this season as OTT or a product of the social media world is particularly accurate.