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Neil Lennon hits back at critics of their Dubai trip

Mon 18 January 2021 | 18:28

Celtic boss talks about the team’s situation and the criticism that they have been facing.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon insists that they have not done anything wrong in their trip to Dubai despite their chief executive’s apology.

“It has been interesting watching the fall-outs, the media and the attacks on the club.

“Another player has been deemed positive, it is someone who is self-isolating.

“Everyone is negative bar two players.

“I think that is remarkable and blows out the water the way the trip has been portrayed in certain quarters of the media, by certain pundits and by certain government officials as well.

“We didn’t abuse any ‘privilege’, we did the right things, we were totally professional.

“We had a little drink in the afternoon on the day of, completely allowed, no law breaking.

“But we come back to this barrage of absolute hypocrisy.

You can’t go on a public platform and spread lies and insults about my professionalism, my players’ professionalism.

“About 70-80 per cent of the group are teetotal and you know the inference and innuendo that he is making. It is not a stag do, it isn’t an ’18-30′ even though it has been portrayed like that.

“We went out there with the best intentions.

“The lads had one day off and they are entitled to a bit of down time.”

source: SportMob