Neil Lennon warns Steve Jennings betting incident may not be isolated
Celtic’s manager, Neil best price canada goose parka Lennon, believes the betting controversy surrounding Tuesday night’s Scottish Premier League game between Motherwell and Hearts merely highlights the troubled link between canada goose coat 1000 calorie diets football and gambling.
The Gambling Commission is investigating an unusual flurry of bets on a player being sent off in the game, buy canada goose coat online which saw Motherwell’s Steve Jennings dismissed. The bets were burlington coat factory canada goose coat placed in the Liverpool area, where Jennings is from, although the player denies any wrongdoing.
No news on that inquiry is expected before next week but Lennon has pointed to a wider issue with players.
«With the online gambling scene now, a lot of players fritter their money away very quickly, very canada goose coat 1000 bulbs easily,» Lennon said. «Listen, betting has been there canada goose coat 1000 calorie meal plans since the year dot – since I’ve been involved in football.
«I’ve played with a lot of boys who were massive punters. But this is where they can sit in the house and gamble and I’ve had to have a word with a couple of the players [at Celtic] privately.
«Sometimes it’s something you can’t buy canada goose jacket cheap control. As for this issue on Tuesday, nothing has been proved yet and it’s not isolated homesite to Scottish football, it’s happening in Europe and something we don’t want to see in the game.»
Celtic have been hit by an injury to Shaun Maloney which buy a canada goose jacket will see the former Aston Villa man miss a huge chunk of the season. Maloney, who had started the season brightly, underwent ankle surgery in London on Monday and will be out for a minimum of three months.
«He had a run of consecutive games recently that he hadn’t had for a long, long time,» said Lennon of Maloney. «He was canada goose coat 1000 calorie diets feeling very good about himself, confident and enjoying his football. It’s just one of those things, unfortunately.
«I’m sure he’s devastated. I’ve not seen him since he had the surgery as we gave him a bit of time off. He had worked so hard to get back to where he was.»
Lennon also refused to discount the title credentials of Hearts, who have suddenly risen to within three points of Celtic and six of Rangers. «You can’t write Hearts off with the form that they’ve showed. buy canada goose jacket ebay They are playing with a lot of confidence at the moment. They have got good experience and a good mix in the team. They’re only three behind us, so we have to take that seriously.
«I wouldn’t dismiss them because you can end up with egg on your face.»