Some Celtic fans have been reacting to Neil Lennon’s warm message to the support yesterday.

The Hoops boss took the time to send out an important statement to the rest of the Celtic family. Communicated through the club’s official website, Lennon urged supporters to stay safe during the current health crisis and to follow official advice.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Scottish football is still in a state of suspension due to the ongoing global pandemic. There remains no end to the worrying saga in sight at the moment, with the UK now effectively in what’s almost a full lockdown (BBC).

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And reacting to Lennon’s message from yesterday, some of the support have clearly been missing him during the ongoing pandemic. Here’s a look at some of the reaction:

Lennon sending the right message

For many of us who already know about the restrictions placed on us, the message may feel a bit informative or ineffective. However, for many, seeing Lennon talking about staying safe could still make a difference to their own attitudes – particularly the youth of today.

The fact is that sending messages out like this is important. It sends out the right signals about the current health crisis, and with the influence football figures have on society, it could make a big impact regarding reducing some of the ignorance that remains out there.

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We all know there are more pressing concerns than football to be worried about these days. However, that doesn’t mean that you should be banned from talking about our favourite sport. What this virus has done is make us all realise just how much we need football in our lives. You can tell that by some of the replies to Lennon’s statement.

Neil Lennon in Copenhagen

Neil Lennon in Copenhagen (Niels Christian Vilmann/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Yet, it’s important for football figures like Lennon to try and make an impact wherever they can in influencing others. This is exactly what the Scottish government’s national clinical director Jason Leitch was encouraging yesterday on Twitter.

Hopefully we get to see Lenny back talking about football matters in the not too distant future. But given we’re in a serious world-wide crisis, it’s rightly on the back burner.

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