There seems to be no love lost between Davie Provan and Peter Lawwell with the Sky Sports man tearing into the Celtic chief executive for his exorbitant wage packet which was brought up at the AGM.
The former Celtic player believes Lawwell should be embarrassed by the size of his remuneration after Ian Bankier claimed the questions about The CEO’s wages embarrass him.
The question was put to Lawwell as to why we were paying so much to keep him on the books.
This is what Provan has to say on the issue in his SunSport Column:
‘”Across town it was Lawwell’s turn to front up the next day when a supporter had the cheek to ask why Celts were paying the chief executive an eye-watering £3.5m.
“Given that’s three times what the Governor of the Bank of England makes, the question was right on the money.
“It drew a bizarre response involving the price of Mars bars from chairman Ian Bankier who said: “I’m not going to go on about it because even Peter gets embarrassed about it at times.”
“I’ll bet he does”
On Celtic’s Euro status, Provan said:
“Directors have settled on being a Europa League club. For a board that milks Celtic’s European heritage, that’s unacceptable.”
Celtic are enjoying a great season in the Europa game so Provan might lose a few people on that count.
However, the amount of money Lawwell gets paid is fair game and a fair question. As someone who attended the AGM, the question wasn’t put over in the best way but the answer was less than satisfactory – it was a pat in the head and a sit down sort of answer with Lawwell opting not to defend himself. Probably because he can’t.