Scottish Cup Final: FC Celtic v Motherwell Tickets

Scottish Cup Final: FC Celtic v Motherwell

Celtic 4-0 Kilmarnock

Celtic fans brought Neil Lennon to tears as they supported him with cheers during the Celtic trouncing of Kilmarnock 4-0. Calling his name in chants produced a loud rour of support.

An emotional Lennon showed his appreciation at the end by going to both ends of the stadium to wave and acknowledge the people who chanted his name throughout the match.

Strathclyde Police revealed lethal letter bombs had been sent to the Celtic manager Lennon.

His assistant Johan Mjallby commented on the day.

Mjallby said, "What's happened to Neil is madness. That shouldn't happen to anyone and it's a shame.

"But I think he had a tear in his eye to know how much the Celtic fans care for him. Neil loves being the manager of Celtic and the fans think of him as their talisman.

"He's still the same guy and still in a good mood in spite of all that he's got on his plate.

"The rest of us, including the players, have been aware of extra security round about us. We see the telly and we read the papers so we know exactly what's going on.

"This is hard for Neil but he's a strong character and I think the game was a release for him."

Two goals from Kris Commons and others from Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper sealed Celtic's win and Mjallby hopes the crushing of Kilmarnock can breed confidence in the team when they go to play Rangers on Sunday at Ibrox.

He said: "You get confidence from winning matches.

"Sunday will be a massive and difficult match but we're in a good frame of mind and when Neil went to the fans at the end it was to show his appreciation for the way they backed him."


Scottish Cup Final: FC Celtic v Motherwell Tickets 21 May 2011 0:00 Hampden Park
Glasgow, United Kingdom