It’s not every day you will see a former Ibrox man back Neil Lennon or an opposition manager but that’s exactly what Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has done.
The Dons boss weighed into the argument that Neil Lennon somehow brings abuse, and attacks on himself after last weeks sorry scenes in the Edinburgh derby.
Speaking about it, McInnes seemed to take aim at people like Gary Caldwell who made comment about Neil’s actions ‘bringing it on himself’.
“For people to make comment – and people within the game – that Lenny brings it upon himself, that for me is every bit as poor and crass a comment you can imagine.
“You get abuse from fans and all the rest of it and you give a wee bit back and it’s seen as a bit of banter for the vast majority and that’s the way we want it.”
Brendan Rodgers also came out in support of his pal Neil Lennon in the aftermath of the incident.
The Celtic manager, like McInnes, promoted the idea every manager and player should be safe to do their jobs without fear of assault.