NEIL LENNON has hit out at the morons who are throwing objects during games, as CQN reported last night in our match report.
The interim Celtic boss showed his concern after Scott Sinclair appeared to be the target for a thug who threw a glass bottle as he prepared to take a left-wing corner-kick in the second-half of the holders’ 2-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final triumph over Hibs at Easter Road.
Later on, it looked as though a coin had also been thrown from the same section of the crowd in the direction of the Hoops forward as he once again shaped up to take a corner-kick.
The Englishman did not let the incidents interfere with his concentration as he swung both deadball efforts into the penalty box.
Lennon believes objects being thrown by so-called fans is “happening far too often”.
Police are investigating the incident while coins have also been thrown during games this campaign, including one at Lennon while he was Hibs Head Coach.
The Hoops stand-in gaffer, speaking to the BBC, said: “It’s just been a real sore point of this season, whether it be bottles, coins, flares.
“It’s just totally unacceptable. These players out there should be in the safest environment for them to be.
“They’re entertaining the public, whether it be the Celtic public or the Scottish public; the officials, management – that should be a safe environment for us to come and work and enjoy our work.
“I don’t like to see it, so it’s got to be stamped out, it’s just happening far too often now. That could’ve really hurt Scott today.
“We need to find the culprits; arrest them, punish them, but you can’t stop individuals from moments of madness when they’ve probably had too much to drink.”
Hibs said in a statement “two bottles were thrown, one from each set of supporters” and that CCTV footage would be reviewed.