Celtic have been busy on social media since Lennon’s controversial comments at the start of the week

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There has been no bigger talking point in Scottish football this week than Neil Lennon’s press conference.

As he passionately defended the club’s trip to Dubai, Celtic’s boss criticised Andy Walker, the media and the Scottish Government.

In his most striking comments, Lennon said of former Celtic striker Walker: “I want an apology from Andy because he is questioning my professional integrity, my players’ professional integrity and the use of the word term ‘jolly’ is quite crass and arrogant.

“He accused the club of being arrogant, we weren’t. We had no intention of being arrogant or rubbing it in anyone’s faces.

“We went out to do a good week’s work and get a volume of work we wouldn’t have got here back in Scotland. Until then, you (Sky Sports) won’t be getting anything from me or my players.

“Who is Andy speaking for then? Does he speak for the Celtic support?

“Is he all of a sudden a man of the people? Challenging the club’s social ethos.

“I’m not sure he’s in a position, he stood up there as if he was a Celtic legend and a stalwart of the club, putting the boot into me, the club and everyone else involved and I think he’s totally out of order.”

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Celtic fans overwhelmingly sided with Andy Walker, but ultimately it is the club’s opinion that will have the most impact when it comes to the manager’s future.

Since Lennon took his seat for the press conference, Celtic have tweeted news of a player testing positive for Covid-19, confirmation that players who were previously self-isolating have returned to training, a birthday message on Stephen Welsh’s 21st, quotes from Scott Brown on his experience of self-isolating and positive outlook ahead of the Livingston game, footage of Brown’s press conference, images from a training session, video from a training session, details of the Virtual Paradise Windfall, news of Celtic’s inclusion in Fortnite, details of Celtic TV’s Livingston v Celtic coverage, an #OnThisDay graphic marking 98 years since Jimmy McGrory’s Celtic debut and a reminder of the kick-off time for tonight’s game.

Here’s every word Celtic have said in support of their manager since Monday.

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