Neil Lennon video - Police investigating incident for suspected breaches of Covid-19 regulations

Police in England are investigating a video of former Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, for suspected breaches of Covid-19.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 4:51 pm

It has been reported that the video was recorded in the lobby of a hotel in the North West of England.

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Former Celtic boss, Neil Lennon.

Lennon, 49, who is originally fro Lurgan, amassed 40 international caps with Northern Ireland from 1994 to 2008.

The video shows Lennon standing with two other men - it is not clear if the men are friends of Mr. Lennon's or if they have just offered to organise a taxi to take him home.

One of the men tells Mr. Lennon he will help him get home but Mr. Lennon pushes him away saying "get off me".

However, Mr. Lennon decides to leave with the two men.

Moments before the end of the clip and while Mr. Lennon is walking away, the person recording shouts "see you Neil, you ginger c***."

Rangers goal-scoring legend Ally McCoist described the man responsible for recording the video and then posting it on social media as a "disgrace".

“I find stuff like this disgusting”, said Rangers goal scoring legend, Ally McCoist.

“We don’t know what state they’re in and how vulnerable they feel."

McCoist added: “And by the way I’ve been that way when you’re worse for wear with beer and alcohol.

“I’m not going to preach to anybody about it but I think the invasion of privacy is a complete disgrace."

Neil Lennon stepped down as manager of Scottish Premier League giants Celtic at the end of February.

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