It’s 6:40 pm on Sunday, a few hours removed from another humiliating Celtic defeat.
By this time tomorrow, we’re not expecting Neil Lennon to be the manager of the club.
That’s not ‘in the know’ information or reporting, but simply the obvious course of action and our view of the situation.
Once matters like this reach a tipping point, they take care of themselves. There’s only one way out.
Lennon gave conflicting post-match interviews but in comments to Radio Clyde and Radio Scotland, admitted he might not get the opportunity to take the team forward, even if he feels he deserves more time.
This cannot continue and it’s inevitable that tomorrow, or perhaps even later tonight, Celtic take action.
If you’re a regular reader or viewer of 67 Hail Hail, I hope you don’t take that as myself trying to stir up drama.
I actually wrote an article this time last week stating that it was incredibly unlikely that Lennon would be sacked.
I said back then that there would be more defiance, more of Lennon defending himself and reports of behind-the-scenes chats with Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond. All of that became true.
However, with fans outside the ground and the manager rapidly losing support in the media, Celtic can no longer ignore what’s happening and pretend a comeback can be mounted under the current coaching staff.
That’s a sad state of affairs for those of us who love Neil Lennon.
It should not have turned out this way and ultimately I place responsibility on the shoulders of the decision-makers at the club who appointed him on a permanent basis without doing their due diligence on alternative options.
That’s a reckoning for further down the line.
As it stands, we have to thank Lennon for his time, his effort and his passion and look ahead more positively with a new direction.