John Fallon, member of Celtic’s legendary 1967 European Cup winners the ‘Lisbon Lions’, has expressed his anger on social media at comments made by the Hoops majority shareholder Dermot Desmond.
As speculation rages about the future of Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s imminent departure from Arsenal.
Desmond made controversial comments on Sky Sports that the Hoops would not stand in Rodgers’ way if Arsenal approached the Hoops in the few weeks.
That has not gone down well on social media and Fallon, who was on the bench when the Hoops defeated Inter Milan in 1967, took to his personal Twitter page to express his disappointment.
“I was angry when heard the remarks made by the Celtic owner, I don’t think he should have said anything to disrupt the club at this time, he has made fans unsure where our club aims are, stop feeding the media,” he said.
I was angry when heard the remarks made by the Celtic owner, I don`t think he should have said anything to disrupt the club at this time, he has made fans unsure where our club aims are, stop feeding the media
— John Fallon (@sligotim) April 21, 2018
For the moment Rodgers will only be concentrating on helping the Hoops win their seventh consecutive title, which they can with a win against Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday lunchtime rather than any future plans.
Football Insider verdict
Fallon is only expressing the views of the majority of the Hoops support, that it was an ill-timed remark from the Hoops major shareholder. When the Bhoys should be concentrating on getting the league title won, Desmond has made a rare appearance to claim that a ‘big’ club could tempt Rodgers away from the Bhoys wouldn’t stop him from leaving. The situation is very odd and all of a sudden has cast doubt on Rodgers’ future. He will no doubt refuse to answer questions on the situation but there will be plenty of speculation about his future throughout the summer, which could have been avoided but Desmond has provided the story.
In other Celtic news, Andy Walker has predicted the Hoops clash v Hibernian