CELTIC MANAGER NEIL Lennon has called on fans to end the “illicit chanting,” which has prompted UEFA and SPL investigations.
Lennon, who has himself been a victim of sectarianism in the past, said the chants were the actions of a minority and not a reflection of the club’s supporters in general.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun, he said:
“It’s important that we put a general message out that these chants have no place around our club. To be honest, we are better than that as a club and we always have been, we just don’t need it.”
Lennon described how the club was “open to all and we do not have issues around sectarianism” and added:
“The irony is that the section of fans we are talking about have added a new dimension and vibrancy to Celtic Park. We know even within that section that it’s only a tiny group of fans that are involved in this.”
Following chanting at matches against Hibs and Rangers, ex-referee Eddie Smith reported the Celtic fans to match delegates.