Thursday, May 12, 2011
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon assaulted on the touchline at Tynecastle by a simple minded idiot, Celtic need to change his image or look for new manager
Neil Lennon is in the press again, as someone launched an attempted pitch-side attack on Celtic football manager.
Police arrested an idiot at Tynecastle stadium in Edinburgh on Wednesday night after a fan clambered from the Hearts section of the main stand and charged towards the Celtic boss.
He was standing on the touchline.
The 26-year-old clown is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in connection with the attempted attack.
This follows a series of incidents with the most recent being the parcel bomb plot to Lennon and two high-profile Celtic supporters, lawyer Paul McBride QC and former Labour MSP Trish Godman.
Two men, aged 41 and 43, have been detained under the Explosives Substances Act 1883 after officers raided a number of properties in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, early on Thursday morning.
Someone popping by the blog via google did a search, ‘why is neil lennon so unpopular’.
His reign at Celtic is a series of incidents involving violence and fighting with people.
I would say that he is no Martin O’Neil, Wim Jansen, Jock Stein, Tommy Burns, Kenny Dalglish, Billy McNeill or Liam Brady.
He should never have been appointed Manager of Celtic FC.
What example does he set for players and fans?
I would opine a bad example; you only have to look at his bust up with Ally McCoist to see how lacking he is.
If you didn’t know any better and you saw him in a track suit unshaven you could easily mistake him for a nutter.
If Celtic has PR people, they should realise that Lennon has created an image problem for himself and the club.
So, he has to be rebranded, track suit and unshaven, gone!
In comes shirt, tie and a suit, clean shaven and no shouting, if orders are to be given then done by assistant managers.
The start of winning hearts and minds!
The days of dressing like a bam on his way for a ‘cargo’ should be over.
He isn’t one of the ‘muckers’ but the manager of a football team.
As to the idiot who was arrested, I think we can rule out self defence but he should definitely be going to prison for a lengthy stretch.
Something along the lines of 36 months to send a clear message to everyone, start a fight at a match and the consequences will be draconian.
If Celtic doesn’t repair Lennon’s image, they should get another manager because this situation has to change.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University