Some Celtic fans were not happy with BBC's line of questioning with Lennon

By John McGinley

March 3, 2020

Some Celtic supporters have not taken kindly to a line of questioning from BBC Scotland this week, with one of their reporters asking manager Neil Lennon if this season would be considered a failure if the Bhoys didn’t win a fourth consecutive treble.

Celtic are on a tremendous march in domestic action right now, winning every league and cup game in 2020 so far.

Through to a semi-final in the Scottish Cup and having a League Cup in the bag, as well as a 12-point lead in the Scottish Premiership, another treble looks more and more likely with every passing week.

Lennon though was quick to remind the curious reporter that there should be realistic expectations at the club, telling the BBC man that he had asked an awful question.

As quoted by BBC Scotland, he said: “That’s an awful question. I don’t know who would deem that a failure.

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“My remit is to carry on the good work that was left behind by Brendan [Rodgers] and so far, so good.

“So, if some people deem it a failure if we don’t succeed in that aspect then I accept that but it’s a strange question.”

It was a great response from the manager.

People are too quick to forget that the current run of trebles that Celtic are on should never be considered the norm and should always be regarded as a special achievement.

Celtic have gone above and beyond since 2016 and if we don’t quite manage to secure another treble, there would be little shame in it.

Neil Lennon at a Celtic press conference / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

These supporters were furious with the line of questioning, also recognising how amazing Celtic have been and taking to Twitter to share their thoughts over the last 24 hours…


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