Jack Ross has supported Celtic manager Neil Lennon after a disagreement with BBC Scotland reporter Kenny MacIntyre. The Hibs boss wasn’t happy as his side were beaten 3-0 by St Johnstone in the League Cup, despite being impressive in the first half. Ross disagreed with the line of questioning, stating that MacIntyre had been disrespectful to his managerial counterparts – namely Lennon.
Speaking to BBC Scotland after the game, Ross called out MacIntyre for his behaviour during the week after his questioning of Neil Lennon led to the Irishman walking away from an interview.
“I heard your interview during the week and I think sometimes you’re a bit disrespectful to managers.”
Ross saw his side pass up some big opportunities then were struck by Callum Davidson’s Perth side as they booked a place in the Final. Ross became frustrated with the questioning of MacIntyre and he brought up Macintyre’s question as he brandished him unfair.
“But wait a minute, Kenny. You think that’s unfair. Sometimes I think how you speak to managers is unfair. So let’s just leave it at that.”
Lennon walked away from the interview after taking umbrage with the repetitive nature of the questioning from the BBC reporter. Lennon was quizzed on his managerial future as well as questions about his sensational press conference on Monday; however, once he had addressed these MacIntyre tried to probe further – much to the distain of Lennon.
Ross did well to highlight the issue of MacIntyre’s questioning after what has been an incredible difficult season for Celtic. Lennon will appreciate the personal courtesy from Ross, even if it is just asking for decency from the BBC.