Green comments amuse Lennon
Celtic manager laughs off Rangers chief's criticism
Last Updated: July 31, 2012 2:16pm
Neil Lennon: Amused by what Charles Green said about bigotry in Scottish football
Neil Lennon says he found it 'quite funny' that Charles Green put the demise of Rangers down to 'bigotry' within Scottish football.
Before Sunday's Ramsdens Cup extra-time win over Brechin at Glebe Park, the Rangers chief executive suggested that the reason the Ibrox club were denied entry into the Scottish Premier League and voted into the Third Division by clubs in the Scottish Football League was down to bigotry and jealousy.
However, speaking at Lennoxtown ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League qualifier against HJK Helsinki at Parkhead, the Celtic boss was withering in his response to Green's remarks.
He said: "The club have said that it is not worthy of response, so..
"I was golfing, I only read about it yesterday and I found it quite funny.
"He has only been here five minutes and he is calling us all bigots already."
Lennon, who is sweating on the fitness of Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes as they try to shake off their respective ankle injuries, was asked if he still saw Rangers as his rivals.
"Not this season, no," he said.
"The remit is to win the title and it will be no different whether they are here or not and if we can advance on the European stage all the better."