Thousands of Celtic fans protest outside Parkhead demanding Neil Lennon is sacked while chanting 'get to f***'

THOUSANDS of Celtic fans gathered outside Parkhead calling for Neil Lennon to be sacked.

The Hoops suffered another shocking defeat on Sunday afternoon – this time at the hands of Ross County as the visitors ran out 2-0 winners at Parkhead.


The Celts have crashed out of the Betfred Cup in the last-16… a trophy they have won in the past four seasons.

It spells the end of the club's domestic dominance as their 35-game cup winning streak was stopped.

And thousands of Hoops fans now believe it should spell the end of Lennon's second tenure as manager.

Pictures and video footage on social media has emerged of supporters outside of Celtic Park to make their feelings clear.

The raucous crowd chanted "Lennon out" and "sack the board".

Masked fans erupted into chaos and tried to push down large barriers erected by police to protect the manager and his team as they made their way to the car park.

Dozens of officers stood around the crowd in a bid to keep them contained and under control.

Multiple police teams in riot vans stood watch, as a helicopter circulated above.


One thug was heard yelling at a BBC cameraman, "If you pick up that camera, you're getting slashed."

This of course break coronavirus Tier 4 guidelines, which Glasgow City Council and its surrounding areas comes under.

It is understood that a police helicopter flying around Parkhead and roughly 30 police vans are present to deal with the crowds.

Diehard fan Karen Cunningham, 45, said: "We're all disgusted Neil Lennon has been left this long, action should have been taken a couple of weeks ago. "Surely it's time for the board to sack him, if he's not willing to leave."

The mum of two added: "He was brought on as the easy option, the cheapest option. "I hope I wake up in the morning and it has been announced.

"The players should still be performing. I definitely think he's lost the dressing room.

"People keep blaming the players but the buck lies with Neil Lennon."

Lennon could hear the shouts as he walked into his post-match media conference and said: "It doesn't make me feel good obviously. We are not in a good moment.

"The game is a small microcosm of the run we are on: penalty and set-play. We have given the opposition free hits.

"We dominated the game and lacked a bit of quality in the final third."

Alison Conroy of Radio Clyde has reported that the media at today's match were evacuated from the ground.

Rangers legend Ally McCoist has slammed the fans for flouting the Scottish Government's covid laws.



He told Premier Sports: "Well clearly not if they are breaking social distancing.

"Listen, I totally understand the fans' frustration, of course.

"But at the same time, if they are breaking rules and you start breaking laws, then you are overstepping the mark.

"I will always stick up for the fans in terms of they must voice their opinion and they are entitled to voice their opinion as long as they do it in the right way.

"If they are doing it in the wrong way tonight at Celtic Park then it shouldn't be allowed."

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