Celtic manager Neil Lennon might have dumped yet another two points last night, but his ‘crazy’ anti-St Johnstone and Hamilton rant has had the desired effect and is quietly threatening to null and void the season, following the heightened involvement of the JRG to investigate Scottish clubs.
For those who are on the moon, he complained about covid restrictions failing to be met by these clubs and others, with the desired impact of undermining season 20/21 and getting the campaign cancelled through safety concerns.
The JRG has elevated its investigations, and has written to top-flight Scottish clubs to get full explanations of exactly what measures are being taken to ensure full protocol is met amidst this crisis.
Of course, the threat here is that if the JRG aren’t happy with the responses and don’t feel they’re sufficient, then they could advise suspension or indeed termination of 20/21 as a result of concerns about health.
It was a canny move by Lennon, by directly accusing other clubs of poor conduct through this situation (ignoring his own club’s comical hypocrisy, naturally) he’s raised attention to the protocols and more importantly planted a seed of doubt in the minds of the authorities that certain Scottish clubs are able to implement the proper procedures.
Of course, he never raised the concerns about Hamilton or St Johnstone before now, despite the fact the protocol has been much the same for elite sports over the course of the season, but now that the season is as good as gone for his club, by raising it now he could potentially force the JRG to order the season is cancelled.
It’s smarmy, it’s snivelling, it’s snitching, but it’s clever.
We all thought the man was mad, but sadly, there was method in his madness.
This one will run and run…