Previous Rangers striker Ally McCoist has blasted Neil Lennon over his defence of Celtic’s current trip to Dubai.

The Celtic supervisor introduced a ludicrous tirade the other day over the criticism the club has received, triggering a profusion of shock from across football.

McCoist has now waded into the row, branding Lennon’s press conference a ‘catastrophe’ and explaining it as an ‘own objective’ by the club.

” It’s just been a PR disaster– I truthfully can’t remember an own objective like it in Scottish football for a very long time,” he told talkSPORT.

” I have actually seen the whole interview from Neil, and I can’t agree with Neil– it sounds as though his chief executive Peter Lawwell can’t agree with Neil.

” Peter Lawwell came out and apologised, and then Neil has come out and stated something entirely different.

” Andy Walker and I did the Rangers-Celtic game, the final whistle blew and I relied on Andy Walker and said, ‘I can not think they are jumping on an airplane in an hour-and-a-half to fly to Dubai’, and he shook his head and said, ‘neither can I’.

” Even then, we understood this had the prospective to be a catastrophe, and it has been, make no mistake.

” You consider Celtic going for ten-in-a-row this year, the signings they’ve made, the signings they haven’t made in terms of Fraser Forster or re-signing Craig Gordon, then going to Dubai and shooting themselves in the foot, it’s just been a straight-out catastrophe for them.

” The bulk, the huge bulk of the general public up there believe Celtic got it definitely wrong.

” In many ways, they’re trying to hide behind ‘we didn’t do anything lawfully wrong’, however I really don’t care if that’s the case, the truth is they should not have actually gone, that’s the bottom line.

” They have actually stated they haven’t done anything incorrect, but you consider some of the advocates who have actually been furloughed, who can’t see their families and they’re seeing their boys sit at a pool having a beer.

” I understand they have not done anything ‘incorrect’, but it’s not a great appearance. It’s an awful image at the minimum.

” What an own goal it is from Celtic– it’s definitely impressive.”

SL View

It is difficult to disagree with McCoist’s views on this subject– Lennon humiliated himself with his comments.

However the Celtic employer tries to flower things up, the journey ought to never ever have occurred.

Lennon’s conceit was merely staggering to witness at a time when he is supervising a completely dismal project for Celtic.

People throughout the nation have actually had their lives put on hold due to COVID-19– on that basis alone, football clubs should not be heading off on a jolly to Dubai.

The fact that Lennon can’t see that– and tried to pass the blame onto others– was definitely shameful behaviour.

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