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Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Describes Aberdeen Chairman Dave Cormack as ‘Embarrassing’

Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Describes Aberdeen Chairman Dave Cormack as ‘Embarrassing’

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has branded Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack as ’embarrassing’ after his comments on Hoops defender Kristoffer Ajer.

Dons striker Sam Cosgrove was sent off for what was deemed a reckless tackle on Ajer last week, and the appeal against his ban was upheld by the SPFL earlier this week, meaning the striker missed today’s Premiership clash against Livingston.

Cormack, who is known to be very outspoken on social media, took to Twitter to criticise the decision to ban Cosgrove – and insisted that Ajer should be cited by the compliance officer for his part in the incident:

Speaking after watching his Celtic side beat St Mirren 2-1 today to make it 11 consecutive Premiership victories, a furious Lennon told BBC Sportsound: “It’s absolutely embarrassing.

“I’m not having that at all. Kris Ajer is the victim in this.

“He was on the end of a very heavy challenge.

“There was no feigning injury, there was no play acting.

“Kris Ajer is a model professional and I’m not having somebody from the Aberdeen board talking about one of my players like that.

“First of all it’s not true, it’s a lie. Second of all, these things should be kept in-house.

“We’ve been very balanced on the whole issue, we tried to play it down. But when you see comments like that coming out from the chairman of Aberdeen, we’re not tolerating that as a club and certainly I’m not as a manager.

“Every team in the country would want him [Ajer] in their team. He’s a model professional on and off the field and I think it’s very naive from Mr Cormack.

“I’m hugely disappointed by it. It’s an attack on my player and he’s done absolutely nothing wrong. In fact, the comments are absolutely disgraceful.”

Pretty strong stuff from the Celtic boss, eh?

What do you think of Cormack’s Tweet, and Lennon’s subsequent reaction today?

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