Celtic supporters' group put up new banner outside Paradise

By Euan Davidson

January 27, 2021

A Celtic supporters group have put up a new banner outside Celtic Park

Last night, the Bhoys instagram account shared an image of the new banner. On it was emblazoned a message saying:

“Our review is complete. Mismanaged at every level”.

The message is in reference to a supposed “review” of Neil Lennon’s job situation. The board are yet to announce anything publicly, but there was a tacit show of support yesterday. Allowing Neil Lennon to attend a press conference, foremost regarding Jeremie Frimpong, is a sign that the manager will be staying on for a while yet.

With Celtic way behind in the Premiership, out of Europe by Christmas, and losing some of our best players, plenty of the support have demanded change for months.

Lennon, however, refuted that idea yesterday. Per the Daily Record, Lennon said:

“We’ve won nine league titles in a row and four consecutive trebles which no club has ever done. So I don’t understand why because we’re having a difficult season there’s this theory of change the board, change the club from top to bottom.”

Celtic supporters greet the team ahead of December’s Scottish Cup Final. / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic supporters have clearly had enough

Of course, this has been a very strange season. Covid regulations have meant that fans haven’t been allowed inside Celtic Park since last March. If supporters were in the stadium, you can bet that the voices of dissent would be ringing out around Paradise.

Simply put, fans or not, it’s been a disastrous season. Yet, the board and our manager continue to deflect from the real issues. Under-fire CEO Peter Lawwell has claimed that no club has been affected more by Covid, while trying to apologise for an ill-fated trip to Dubai.

Lennon, meanwhile, is content to let the season slide into comedic territory, refusing to take blame for bad results and throwing his players under the bus.

With a game ahead against Hamilton Accies, Lennon needs more from his side. Without a win in 2021 so far, a squad decimated by a self-made Covid quandary has looked toothless and defensively slack.

In the transfer market, no players have been brought in, but the club are close to signing Ben Davies from Preston North End. But it’s hard to know who’s actually leading that recruitment, given Lennon’s own precarious contract situation.

So, it’s no wonder fans are continuing to put up banners outside Celtic Park.