Rangers legend Neil McCann has slammed Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell for his claim the Parkhead side have been hit by the Covid pandemic more than anyone else – and thinks the Celtic Park chiefs comments will “stick in the throats of a lot of people.”

In an interview with CelticTV, Lawwell made the bizarre claim, and McCann thinks the likes of Hearts, Partick Thistle and Falkirk will take issue with what he had to say.

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McCann wasn’t impressed by Lawwell’s comments (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Celtic have come under heavy criticism over the past week for their decision to fly to Dubai for a camp hours after the Old Firm defeat and just weeks after fans were trying to get at the players.

McCann thought Lawwell’s comments were “poor” as the Celtic chief was accused of “arrogance” by fans.

“I think the statement within the statement that will stick in the throats of a lot of people in football is about Celtic being the worst hit here,” McCann said [BBC Sportsound]

“I’m pretty sure Ann Budge and all the Hearts fans will be on the posts tonight to say: ‘Hold on a minute, we lost a place in the Premiership here!’

 

“You mentioned Falkirk earlier on, along with Partick Thistle.

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“That statement, I thought, was poor. I didn’t think that was merited.

“But maybe Peter just started going down the road of talking about the work they’ve done in the community. Nobody is denying that, whatsoever.

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Lawwell’s comments haven’t gone done well with anyone (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I don’t think that’s got anything to do with what they’re being accused of here, which is a wee bit of arrogance from the fans and ignorance of where we are within the pandemic.”

Here’s how Rangers fans reacted to Lawwell’s ridiculous claim Celtic were the worst hit by the pandemic

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