“Well that was one of the more bizarre press conferences I’ve had to do,” the Celtic FC manager, Neil Lennon, was tweeting yesterday, during the build-up to his club’s upcoming Champions League match in Moscow, against Spartak, tonight.
Reports Ronnie Esplin, in The Scotsman: “At Celtic’s hotel in Moscow a local journalist engaged the bemused manager in discussion about various topics including Rangers, Sir Sean Connery and former Celtic midfielder, Aiden McGeady, now with Spartak, before a UEFA official eventually stepped in to prevent it all becoming too silly.”
Added Robert Grieve, in The Scottish Sun: “He had several curve-balls thrown at him at the official press conference attended by the Russian media. Should Aiden McGeady [now at Spartak Moscow] have a statue at [Celtic Park]? Why doesn’t he pick the phone up to Sean Connery and ask for some financial help? If he had the money cash-rich Spartak have, would he give any of it to [rivals] Rangers?”
Richard Elias, in the Scottish Daily Express, continued in a similar vein. As does Stephen McGowan, in the Scottish Daily Mail.