Celtic have gone silent on their social media accounts.
Usually busy feeds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter has been barren early this week, save for a brief happy birthday message to goalkeeper Scott Bain on Sunday.
That post didn’t quite get a friendly reaction.
This kind of hunkering in the bunker is usually reserved for costly defeats, perhaps a measure of how damaging a draw to Hibernian was on Saturday.
All it does though is a create vacuum for the anger and questions that now follow Neil Lennon and his current project at the club.
The social media outrage is real and it isn’t going away any time soon.
On one popular Celtic forum, a poll has been taken on the manager and his future, serving a 90% response rate for his exit.
That might not be indicative of the wider Hoops support, but this is a stormy time for Lennon, make no mistake.
Usually mouthy pundits such as Chris Sutton and John Hartson have similarly gone pretty quiet when it comes to talking about Celtic.
One former Lennon teammate, Ramon Vega, has raised his head above the parapet on Twitter, suggesting that the Bhoys boss is a ‘lost soul in the dressing room’.
I’m sorry to say this needs be sort it out. When the manager starts to criticise in public the players it looks like a lost soul in the dressing room and players not taking the responsibility and the Manager does not get the respect he should get.@Celticnewsnow https://t.co/dFyaO6Qh0q
— Ramon Vega (@Ramon_Vega71) November 22, 2020
Lennon’s post-match interview was the usual mix of slating his players, lack of personal culpability and disappointment.
Some prominent bloggers such as Phil Mac Giolla Bhain are now openly suggesting that managers have been contacted about potentially replacing Lennon.
Rightly or wrongly, Celtic’s silence will feed these rumours and ramp up the social media speculation.
Perhaps we’ll hear from the manager tomorrow, or on Wednesday. It’ll be interesting to hear what he has to say.
Will it be the usual circling of the wagons, or will we see a new humble side to the manager, recognising the crisis we find ourselves in?