Alan Brazil questions Neil Lennon & Scott Brown's relationship after Celtic defeat

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the Scottish Premier League match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on 28 September, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Celtic lost top spot in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday following their defeat at Livingston.


Scott Brown of Celtic arrives ahead of the Scottish Premier League match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on 28 September, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Alan Brazil has claimed that 'something's not right' in regards to the relationship between Celtic manager Neil Lennon and captain Scott Brown.

Brazil questioned whether the key Celtic duo have had a 'row in the dressing room' after he spotted that Brown didn't shake Lennon's hand when he was substituted during the defeat at Livingston.

Celtic lost their status at the top of the Scottish Premiership following that defeat, with Lennon's players having to play the majority of the game with 10 men following Ryan Christie's sending off.

 

Speaking on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSport (07/10/2019 7:00 am), former striker Brazil questioned what is going on at Celtic.

“Celtic never turned up,” Brazil told TalkSport “It's a weird one and Rangers go top. Before I get pelters, there's something not right.

“There were too many Celtic players who were like, 'what are we doing here on this plastic pitch?', which is not right.

“I don't know what happened but Scott Brown came off near the end and there were no handshakes with Lenny, so I don't know if there has been a problem or if they have had a row in the dressing room. Maybe not just Brown, or Neil Lennon, but one or two of the players, they weren't at the races.”

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon (R) and Scott Brown pose with the Scottish Premier League trophy following the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and St Johnstone at...

Whilst Celtic have lost top spot, they will see Sunday's result as a minor blip because they are only two points behind their rivals after eight games played.

Last season, Steven Gerrard's side were level with Celtic heading into the winter break, but in the end, the champions steamrolled the league.

Christie's sending-off, which was the correct decision, derailed Celtic a little, as Livingston used their physical strength to cause problems throughout the day.

Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and CFR Cluj at Celtic Park on October 03, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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