Some Celtic fans react to Neil Lennon's post-match comments vs Livingston

By David Walton

March 5, 2020

Some Celtic supporters have been reacting to Neil Lennon’s post-match comments from last night.

The Hoops managed to snatch a late point at Livingston courtesy of Tom Rogic’s injury-time equaliser. However, it was hardly top-notch stuff. Jon Guthrie and Scott Robinson had threatened to fire the title-race wide open again by putting Livi 2-1 ahead in the second-half.

Lennon praised his players after Livi draw (Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

For long spells, Celtic just couldn’t find a way through this stubborn Livingston outfit. There was plenty of probing and passing around the penalty area, but the quality just wasn’t there on the night.

Lennon then came out after the game and stated that Celtic were “outstanding” and “relentless” to the club’s official media channels. It’s fair to say not all supporters agreed with him. Here’s a look at their reaction below:

You can’t take them too seriously

It’s clear that these comments from Lennon aren’t meant to be taken seriously. He’ll know over the 90 minutes that his team were off it and could easily have lost last night.

However, his side had also just stretched their advantage at the top of the Premiership. He’s never going to come out and go nuts at them. Why vilify a side who have just gone nine games unbeaten, winning eight of them, and have just gone 13 points clear?

This is just Neil’s management style. He hypes up the players as if they’re European champions in a bid to bolster their image. He’s always done it.

Lennon has always bigged up his team (Niels Christian Vilmann/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

But do you think when he got into the dressing room last night he was patting them all on the back and telling them how brilliant they were? No chance. He’ll have likely given them some stern words about the display and will go through it further before the St Mirren game.

These aren’t comments that are worth dwelling on. His team had just shown some real character and fight for him to boost our lead in the league. It makes sense to back them in public.

If he had come out and criticised them, the players would be raising an eyebrow considering all they’ve done for the manager this season. So Lennon was quite right to go over-the-top in his praising of the squad – it’ll help more in the long-run.

What did you make of Neil Lennon’s comments last night? Should he have been more honest about the game or was his praising of the team the right course of action? Let us know in the discussion forum below.