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Some Celtic fans are furious with club chief exec Peter Lawwell

Neil Lennon the manager of Celtic with Peter Lawwell, Chief Executive of Celtic brfore the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow,...

The senior Celtic Park figure has been heavily criticised in the wake of Tuesday night's defeat to CFR Cluj.

Neil Lennon the manager of Celtic with Peter Lawwell, Chief Executive of Celtic brfore the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Celtic's exit from UEFA Champions League qualifying for the second successive season has sent shockwaves through the club and supporters.

The 4-3 defeat to Romanian champions CFR Cluj was both shocking and entirely predictable. It's a juxtaposition that fans have had to endure far too often in Europe in recent years.

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Celtic have exited the qualifying process of the big European competition four times in the last six years, despite often being the heavyweight in ties they are expected to win.

Cluj, AEK Athens, Malmo and Maribor have all robbed the Hoops the opportunity to earn the riches of the Champions League group stages in that time.

Hardly giants of European football that were impossible to overcome.

 

There are good arguments to be made about how the qualifying process is a ridiculous gauntlet and that teams of Celtic's stature shouldn't be forced to play such important matches so early in the summer.

However, when you see the Scottish champions capitulate in the manner they did on Tuesday night then it's hard to tolerate excuses or have sympathy.

Celtic robbed themselves. With poor planning, poor recruitment, a poor team selection and poor decisions on the pitch. Nobody should escape the glare of criticism.

One man some fans feel is partly to blame is chief executive Peter Lawwell.

The Hoops decision maker is regarded as one of the most influential figures at Celtic Park, having in part a say on transfer budgets, managerial appointments and signings made by the club.

Peter Lawwell, Chief Executive of Celtic looks on prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on April 27, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

When shocking European exits occur, he will inevitably receive some of flak and last night was no different.

Some are so sick of the direction he is taking the club that they want him gone.

Is European failure enough to justify that stance in the face of immense domestic success? That's what supporters are currently weighing up.

These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all...

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