Some Celtic fans were not happy with BBC's line of questioning with Lennon
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.
“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.
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…
Funny how a certain other manager doesn’t get asked about failure isn’t it, when he’s been proven a serial failure. Media are just wee slippy g fanboys who are scared to dig him up.
— scott McIntyre (@scottMc85081322) March 3, 2020
Even the Sportsound panel last night mocked the question suggesting Kheredine had taken a leaf out of Kenny McIntyres guide to interviewing
— John Gallacher (@fatweegee) March 3, 2020
Just what you expect from the Scottish media yet across the city another manager is almost blameless whatever he does.
And they wonder why most fans ignore their publications and broadcasts
— Michael D (@BigMoaner73) March 3, 2020
Who asked that??! Absolutely appalling question!
— John Devine (@jdek76) March 2, 2020
Someone desperate to get the word failure into anything Celtic . Well done Neil Lennon for that response ! An honest response from an honest manager !
— Mick McMichaels (@beeeley) March 3, 2020
Potentially, the Quadruple Treble seen as a failure!? Embarrassing question from the“journalist” who claimed that he got an “evidence” bid from “Chinese club”. Neil Lennon handled his question very well
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— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) March 3, 2020
Imagine trying to put a negative spin on record breaking achievements.
At least there’s no agenda!
— David McConnell (@Davidmcconnell4) March 3, 2020
Completely agree with Lennon. That is a strange question. It is an awful question.
— Kenny Stewart (@ForzaKDS) March 2, 2020