Angry Neil Lennon flew off the handle with a stinging scattergun attack during an astonishing press conference but there could be method in his meltdown.

For one Hotline caller reckons he knew exactly what he was doing by targeting the Scottish Government, understanding that football is walking a very thin line with Holyrood.

And if Nicola Sturgeon takes exception to Lennon’s claim that teh First Minister is cherry-picking proof to match her own agenda in questioning Celtic’s winter journey to Dubai then it could work out in Celtic’s favour.

With the nuclear null and void choice being drifted again, then one Hotline caller reckons Lennon was playing a smart game with his rant.

Andy Adams, Kirkcaldy, said: “People should certainly see that Neil Lennon’s interview is a deliberate effort to select a battle with the federal government who everybody knows will stop football in a heartbeat.

” Celtic understand their only possibility to stop Rangers stopping The 10 is Nicola Sturgeon. So what’s Neil Lennon got to lose?”

A fascinating theory with Celtic trailing Gers by 21 points ahead of their journey to Livingston where they can that gap with among their 3 video games in hand.

Lennon fought with everyone from Sky Sports expert and ex-Celt Andy Walker to the SFA and the Federal government in an amazing interview.

He protected the trip to the Middle East where a 2nd gamer evaluated favorable for Covid and even pointed to the Scotland players’ conga in their team hotel after the Euro 2020 play-off win as an indication of double requirements.

But Ali Mack, Fife, said: “If Neil Lennon looks closely at the Scotland conga he will see a few of his players participating. And as for the Margaret Ferrier – she was jailed and charged.”

Kenny Wilson, Moffat, stated: “If Neil Lennon thinks only two players evaluating favorable is impressive, simply how numerous players did he expect?

” A lot of the points he made were warranted however the bottom line is that we dropped another four points because of this journey.”

Chris Lowe, Yoker, stated: “Neil Lennon has provided the Rangers fans as much laughter in these previous few months as they received from Rangers in 8 years

” His conspiracy theory tirade appertained tinfoil hat product. I can’t believe he lost out the referees as it’s typically their fault. His mask well and truly slipped.”

However others jumped to his defence. Eddie Easson, Ballingry, stated: “Neil Lennon is getting butchered however what he has stated shows the enthusiasm and love he has for his club.

” Naturally the Dubai trip was wrong and he has actually taken obligation for it. That revealed sincerity. But was he inaccurate in any of his statements about SFA or the government?”

Gordon Ashley, Ayr, said: “Neil Lennon was bang on with every word he stated and well done to him. There is a program versus Celtic at numerous various levels in Scotland and it’s time some fans stuck up for the club like Neil instead of participating.”

The Celtic crisis implies Rangers got away with a 1-1 draw at bottom side Motherwell on Sunday as they preserved their unbeaten run with an outcome that would have made criticism in any other season.

Chris Gallagher, Motherwell, said: “Celtic fans are right to state there is no contrast between Brendan Rodgers’ Invincibles and this Rangers team who are unbeaten in the league.

” That Celtic team lost to the mighty Lincoln Red Imps, Hapoel Beer Sheva, Borussia Monchengladbach and 7-0 to Barcelona. This Rangers team is unbeaten in Europe as well as the league.”

Bud Hay, Dumfries, said: “Rangers can do wrong simply now. Charges awarded, players staying on the park when they should have been sent off and in Sunday’s case being awarded a goal that should have been dismissed for offside.

” Still, one title in 10 isn’t much to shout about.”