Lennon tweets of ‘one of the more bizarre press conferences’

“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.