As the apology fallout from Celtic CEO, Peter Lawwell, rumbles on, BBC Sportsound’s, Neil McCann, has cast aspersions on Lawwells claim that Celtic have suffered more than other clubs during this COVID pandemic.
During his apology, broadcast on Celtic FC website, Lawwell apologised for the trip to Dubai citing an error of judgement. McCann said of Lawwell’s claim, “I think the statement within the statement that will stick in the throats of a lot of people in football is about Celtic being the worst hit here.
“I’m pretty sure Ann Budge and all the Hearts fans will be on the posts tonight to say: ‘Hold on a minute, we lost a place in the Premiership here!
“You mentioned Falkirk earlier on, along with Partick Thistle.
“That statement, I thought, was poor. I didn’t think that was merited.”
McCann did however agree with Lawwells assertion that Celtic’s charity work during the pandemic has been excellent. The Celtic Foundation has raised and donated over £1m to help people affected by COVID, “But maybe Peter just started going down the road of talking about the work they’ve done in the community. Nobody is denying that, whatsoever.
“I don’t think that’s got anything to do with what they’re being accused of here, which is a wee bit of arrogance from the fans and ignorance of where we are within the pandemic.”
The apology, for many, is too little too late and many fans feel the Celtic board is way out of touch on the fans feelings about this whole sorry debacle.