Celtic manager Neil Lennon has blasted media coverage following Celtic’s New Year trip to Dubai, which resulted in him field two understrength teams.
Lennon confirmed that another Celtic player has tested positive for coronavirus. Lennon, his assistant John Kennedy and 13 players were forced to sit-out their last two Scottish Premiership matches.
The group were required to self-isolate following Christopher Jullien’s positive Covid result on their arrival back into Scotland from their training trip to Dubai.
We’ve been held to a far higher standard than any other club,” Lennon said.
“Protocols at different clubs are inconsistent. As soon as Celtic are deemed to do something wrong, bang, you’re all wanting blood, it’s absolutely scandalous. The fallout from this has been way too much” added Lennon.
“My apology is to the fans because 13 players and three staff had to isolate for 10 days, which is ludicrous,” said Lennon.
“We did not abuse any privilege, we did the right things. We were absolutely totally professional. We had a little drink in the afternoon on a day off, completely allowed, no law breaking yet we come back to this barrage of absolute hypocrisy.
“We’ve come back, we’ve been absolutely decimated by these rules. It seems political.”
🗣Neil Lennon blasts the #SNP government, Andy Walker and the media in an explosive press conference. Don’t miss the football show today on #Youtube #Facebook live and here at 4pm #Celtic #NeilLennon pic.twitter.com/gFPkokhYGo
— PLZ Soccer (@PLZSoccer) January 18, 2021