Neil Lennon's agent Martin Reilly argues with Celtic fans on Twitter; defends Hoops boss

By David Walton

October 18, 2020

Neil Lennon’s agent, Martin Reilly, has ridiculously taken to Twitter to defend his client after yesterday’s shocking defeat to Rangers.

Celtic produced perhaps their worst performance of the season as they were downed 2-0 at home by Steven Gerrard’s men. The Hoops failed to muster up a single shot on target in what was, in every sense, a day to forget for the supporters.

Celtic before the match against Rangers / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, as Lennon would’ve hoped that many of his players and representatives of the club stayed silent last night, his agent couldn’t resist a pop at the fans who want him gone.

In what was a shocking look for the club, here are a few of the responses from Lennon’s agent to furious supporters:

A shocking look for the club

You can understand Reilly’s frustration, but that’s about it. Yes, he may have had a built-up frustration and urge to defend his client, but this is simply unacceptable.

Given the performance Celtic put in against Rangers yesterday, and the lack of anything positive to take away from it, the likes of Reilly simply need to stay silent. It’s a shocking look for the club, and one that nobody at Parkhead should be happy about portraying.

Lennon must be fizzing here also. Having his representative argue with supporters on Twitter does his reputation no favours amongst an already raging fan-base. He’ll need to have some words with Reilly and let him know that can’t happen today.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for the excuses made by the agent – do me a favour. Yes, we had some top stars missing, but that was no excuse for the failure to lay a single glove on our rivals. We still had so many high-quality senior players available to us on the day.

We may only have had one day worth of prep time for the game, but that was the same for both teams. Rangers had some of their best players away on international duty too. That excuse doesn’t wash.

The best thing Celtic can do now is to lay low for a few days and take this one on the chin. And that’s exactly why Reilly has plenty to answer for. Total amateur-hour stuff.

In other news, one of Celtic’s young loanees has been given his first Premiership start; won man-of-the-match.