Celtic manager warns of possible media boycott

THE manager of Celtic football club has warned of a possible boycott of the media.

Neil Lennon was speaking this afternoon ahead of his side’s 4-0 win over Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.

His comments follow a decision to cancel a pre-match media conference on Friday amid rivals, Rangers, recently going into administration.

Says the BBC website: “Lennon said he was angry at reports suggesting Celtic were trying to benefit from their Glasgow neighbour’s financial worries.”

He is quoted as saying: “It’s in the hands of the legal team and I’m probably best not to say too much about that, but you know exactly what I’m talking about.

“It doesn’t bother me at all – we just said, right, we’re not going to talk to anyone.

“We’re going to get our heads down, not look at a newspaper. We want to talk about football and the achievements we’re hoping to get over the line this year.

“We’ll maintain that for the rest of the season, but I don’t care, I’ll do it through the club if I have to.

“We’re nothing but professional and respectful to the media – and yet they do us no favours.

“They keep throwing things in our face and keep trying to make confrontations with people that aren’t there.

“So, enough is enough – they’ve not done me any favours over the piece.

“I’m angry, but I’ll deal with it in my own way.”