"Stand down"; Celtic make their Twitter move; fans not in the mood

By David Walton

February 23, 2021

Celtic have made their first Twitter move today since the defeat to Ross County, but it’s not what we were all hoping for.

The Hoops fans have been left feeling a strong sense of apathy towards the football club this season. And after Sunday night’s 1-0 defeat to Ross County, there’s eben yet more calls for Neil Lennon to be sacked.

However, Celtic have been keeping in line with what they’ve done all season with regards to supporters – nothing. Indeed, there was a media silence from the club yesterday. Nothing was put out on the club’s Twitter account.

Of course, as we can’t stress enough, this is nothing to do with the media team. Nothing to do with the communications department at Celtic that has such a difficult job to do at the moment.

Celtic won’t be able to win on Twitter until Neil Lennon is removed

It’s likely coming from higher up. That’s where the social media agenda will be being set. And giving them the go-ahead to start discussing the Aberdeen game on Saturday is exactly the kind of oblivious nonsense we can’t be bothered with anymore.

Indeed, Celtic came back onto Twitter today with some words from the captain Scott Brown. He spoke about how important it is to get back to winning ways, how hard the players are working. Blah blah blah. You get the picture. Previewing Aberdeen this weekend without actually covering any of our weak points.

That was then followed by a happy birthday to Stevie Woods. Happy Birthday Woodsy and all, but the club clearly hasn’t been listening to the criticism it’s been getting for its recent birthday tweets.

Neil Lennon on the Celtic touchline / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After the full-time whistle went in Dingwall, we know what we wanted. We wanted the first piece of communication from the club to be the resignation or sacking of Neil Lennon. But it comes as no surprise either that we didn’t actually get it. Lennon appears determined to hold onto his job for as long as he can.

And as Celtic tried to move on to the next one this Saturday, fans weren’t having it. It was clear from almost the first reply that the mood of the fan-base was too close to rock-bottom:

“Just embarrassing”



In other news, a Euro 2020-bound star has turned down a move after reportedly being desperate to join Celtic.