Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical have responded to Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s recent accusations.
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The Irish tactician attacked the Accies by stating that they broke protocols put in place as a result of the pandemic.
Via the Daily Record, he stated that “no physical distancing” was possible in the facilities that the South Lanarkshire side had provided, adding they were “cramped up” with many people in one room.
Lennon used this argument to justify his decision to take his team to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp – something Ally McCoist called an “unmitigated disaster” (via talkSPORT) – in what was a bizarre press conference and appeared to undermine his chief executive Peter Lawwell who had apologised several days earlier.
Despite this, Hamilton sent a firm and irritated response and were quick to defend themselves after what was mentioned about them.
Quoted by Glasgow Times, the club said: “It is not our policy to comment on statements made by other clubs. We are content that we meet the most stringent standards of Covid protocols for all people visiting our stadium.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This seems like cheap deflection tactics deployed by Lennon – in order to divert the blame away from himself and the club after what has been a huge “own goal” over the past couple of weeks.
While the events of Dubai continue to overshadow the club, the only ones that have been left to suffer are the supporters.
Hamilton do not have anything to prove and have not had any other complaints regarding their facilities. It will have to be down to Lennon to back his bold claims up.
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