Lennon hits back at ‘embarrassing’ claims from rival coach

NEIL LENNON has hit back at Motherwell’s Maurice Ross in the aftermath of his weekend appearance on Sportsound. The Motherwell coach made comments about the fitness of Leigh Griffiths, quality of Albian Ajeti and the wage packet of Shane Duffy and Lennon wasn’t happy with it, at all.

Responding to the comments, as reported by the Daily Record, Lennon revealed that Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson had apologised on behalf of the Fir Park club.

“I was surprised and very disappointed. Stephen Robinson contacted me to apologise profusely.

He was unhappy. Sometimes you are guilty by association and it’s nothing to do with him.

“He found it embarrassing. Motherwell, as a club, have really good people there and they found it embarrassing as well.

“And to be honest with you I found the comments embarrassing for Maurice, rather than for anyone else.

“It’s on him. He’s working, he’s an employee of another Premiership team and I don’t think he should be making any comment at all on any other team or any other players.

“The comments, in particular, on Ajeti, on Griffiths, on the money that Shane Duffy may or may not be on, I think was pretty abysmal.

“There is a professional standard, a professional etiquette, a professional respect and I think Maurice was lacking in all three of those.”

Celtic lost 2-0 but they will need to use this early season blip as a catalyst to get start what has been a lethargic season so far. Neil Lennon has done it before but the added pressure of this season will mean that there is no room for slip ups.

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