Neil Lennon points at Margaret Ferrier trip in ‘hypocrisy’ claims over Celtic’s Dubai camp and makes ‘bullying’ hint

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Neil Lennon has angrily pointed to Margaret Ferrier’s alleged protocol breach while carrying Covid-19 as he blasted ‘hypocrisy’ over Celtic’s Dubai trip.

The Hoops manager was furious after criticism was lobbed at his players and coaching staff following their training camp last week.

It came after a second player tested positive for the virus after being forced into self-isolation as a close contact of Christopher Jullien who had earlier contracted coronavirus.

Lennon confirmed the news but was livid with the reaction from ‘some quarters of the media, pundits and the government’. Now he has taken a thinly veiled dig at Ms Ferrier who was arrested after being accused of taking the train while infected with Covid-19 in September. She was charged with culpable and reckless conduct.

🗣 Neil Lennon on the Dubai pictures:
“It’s not as if they were doing a conga in the dressing room and dancing to Baccara – or travelling a train journey from Glasgow to London with Covid.

“The fallout from this has been way too much – there’s a bit of bullying going on”.

— Andrew Maclean (@_AndrewMaclean) January 18, 2021

The boss said: “It’s not as if we were doing a conga in the dressing room and dancing to Baccara. Or travelling a train journey from Glasgow to London with Covid.

“The fallout from this has been way too much – there’s a bit of bullying going on.”

He earlier said: “Another player has been deemed positive,  it is someone who is self-isolating. Everyone is negative bar two players.

“I think that is remarkable and blows out the water the way the trip has been portrayed by certain quarters of the media, by certain pundits and by certain government officials as well. We did not abuse any ‘privilege’, we did the right things, we were totally professional.

“We had a little drink in the afternoon on the day of, completely allowed, no law breaking.

“But we come back to this barrage of absolute hypocrisy.”

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