\"Neil

Neil Lennon Photo by: Google Images

Neil Lennon: I sympathize with our Irish fans

\"Neil

Neil Lennon Photo by: Google Images

Celtic boss Neil Lennon knows the teams Irish fans are irate over the clubs fixture card.

In the past Celtic had 6,000 Irish season ticket holders but now that number's been halved, but Irish fans are still willing to make huge sacrifices to support their team.

'There is no reason why the game couldn't have been played on Boxing Day, with the derby game moved back a day or two,' Lennon told the Evening Herald. 'On Christmas Eve you should be with your families, or, in our case, training and possibly having Christmas Day off, but to have a game at 1.30, I am disappointed with that and I can only sympathize with our Irish fans.'

_________________

Read More:
All we want for Christmas are tickets - Irish fans allocated 6,000 tickets by UEFA

Sports Digest - Celtic ready for Rangers showdown

Glasgow Celtic gaffer Neil Lennon’s honesty is refreshing
__________________

Meanwhile Celtic's match with Kilmarnock and Rangers' trip to Saint Mirren have been completely overshadowed by next week's looming derby.

A home win would cut Rangers' lead to just a single point, if both side's have the same result today, while an away win would provide the Ibrox team with a seven-point advantage.

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: