Some people might be intimidated by the fact that someone had sent them a parcel bomb, but apparently that does not apply to Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

Lennon was criticized this week for making an ear-cupping gesture at the opposing team as he walked off the field at Ibrox after a scoreless draw.

Before the match it had been revealed that Lennon had been the intended target of a parcel bomb.

But Lennon was unapologetic about his actions, saying the levels of abuse he was subjected to by Rangers fans are more dubious than his own behavior.

"People have made their minds up about it already," Lennon told The Guardian. "They're not in my shoes. I think they're missing the point.

"What they should be talking about is what's raining down on me rather than me just cupping my ear. People say I shouldn't stoop to that level but I don't think cupping my ear is stooping to that level.

Lennon added: "People come out and condemn it and say you have to act with dignity and this, that and the other. Where does it say in the manual that you have to behave in a certain way? I keep hearing 'such and such wouldn't have done it' but actually they've done a lot worse than me in their time.

"My behavior was exemplary, I felt, on Sunday during the game. No spats with anyone. No spats with referees.

"I walked on the pitch like I always do in away games, congratulated my players and congratulated the supporters, which I think I'm entitled to do. Some people stayed behind to let me know what they thought of me and I just cupped my ear to say 'I'm not listening.'"