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.
A message of support from Neil Lennon to @FAIreland’s James McClean 🍀
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 16, 2021
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.
Twitter: First good thing Lennon has done all season. https://t.co/kc5oJ5E82I (@adthelad57)
Twitter: Best thing Lenny and the club have done all season https://t.co/qeXfvnZPbW (@JohnTheHelmet)
Twitter: Well said https://t.co/RrQYNTlp7K (@brendy1888)
Twitter: Only good thing he’s done this season https://t.co/sa6zGWCuK7 (@_Jack6788)
Twitter: Love this. Go on lenny and Celtic!! https://t.co/yuBs320d4V (@Thommybhoy21)
Twitter: Brilliant from Neil Lennon another man who put up with it for too long https://t.co/QauwtupBCM (@berrier7)
Twitter: @CelticFC @FAIreland ahahahahah yass the best thing yous have done this season (@AidanSelik)
Twitter: @CelticFC @FAIreland His only highlight of the season (@KyleH252)
Twitter: @CelticFC @FAIreland Class. But still Lennon out (@conorosull88)