Celtic manager Neil Lennon has accused the Scottish Government of throwing his side “under the bus” after commending Rangers’ response to Jordan Jones and George Edmundson’s Covid regulations breach – and Gers fans on Twitter were in hysterics at his reaction.
After Boli Bolingoli’s weekend away in August saw Celtic – and Aberdeen – heavily criticised by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, their response to the Gers duo’s incident has left Lennon bewildered.
“I can’t comment on what the Rangers boys did. What I can comment on is the reaction from the government, which I find bewildering,” the fuming Celtic boss said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Considering the way they treated us after the Bolingoli incident. There seems to be double standards at the minute as far as we’re concerned.
“You’d need to ask the government that. For the spokesperson, I found it strange to say the least. We as a club did and I’m sure our supporters did as well. I’m not happy about it. We were thrown under the bus.
“We were subjected to privileged footballers, yellow card and blah, blah, blah. We have been treated in one way and other clubs have been treated another by the government and that’s unacceptable from our point of view.”
Rangers fans, unsurprisingly, were absolutely buckled at Lennon’s response and took to Twitter to have their say.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) November 4, 2020
— Hutch (@Alan50583050) November 4, 2020
— Ross (@rosssmcb1) November 4, 2020
He’s cracking 😂 https://t.co/1oV3ILVZDt
— Daz (@TheGlenLoyal) November 4, 2020
— David (wear a 😷) (@DKeith0904) November 4, 2020
— Aye Ready Podcast (@AyeReadyPod) November 4, 2020
— Billy Austin (@Bryce9A) November 4, 2020