Neil Lennon shared a message of support for Stoke City winger James McClean on Tuesday, which was shared on Celtic’s official Twitter channel.

The 31-year-old publicised direct threats which were aimed his way over the weekend on social media, with Lennon describing them as “absolutely scandalous”.

The Republic of Ireland international has been the subject of sectarian abuse ever since he first refused to wear a poppy on his shirt almost 10 years ago.

The Celtic manager addressed the constant forms of abuse on social media, labelling them as “disgusting”. He was talking to the media ahead of the Hoops’ clash with Aberdeen tonight, with the full message available to view below.

Lennon, himself the recipient of death threats during his playing career, has come in for plenty of criticism this season from numerous Hoops supporters who have protested about his position in the Parkhead dugout both at the stadium and online.

However, these Celtic fans were full of praise for the Northern Irishman’s comments on Tuesday.