Sfa Supremo Lashes Out At Celtic

Last updated : 13 January 2011 By Queens MAD

SFA supremo George Peat lashed out at Celtic last night - branding them FACELESS and BORING

Hampden president Peat is raging with Peter Lawwell and the rest of the Hoops hierarchy after they criticised the severity of boss Neil Lennon's six-game touchline ban for abusing a fourth official.

Peat launched a withering attack on Celtic, challenging them to put a name to the statement.

He claimed the rest of football is sick of their conduct and told them to get their own house in order.

Peat rapped: "Celtic's policy of airing their grievances in public is becoming tiresome.

"It is ironic that they have chosen to criticise the Scottish FA's processes and structures yet again on the eve of our two-day seminar which will culminate in a new strategy, incorporating streamlined structures and more efficient procedures.

"The Scottish FA is acutely aware of the need to modernise.

"That was why we commissioned the Henry McLeish Review, which we are committed to implementing."

Peat was seething that Celtic chief executive Lawwell and his club had chosen to go to war again so soon after the damaging referees' strike and the Hugh Dallas email storm.

Celtic had insisted then that SFA chief executive Stewart Regan should be given time to bring about change.

Now on the brink of the summit that should spark significant improvement, the Hoops are on a war footing with the Hampden power brokers once more.

Peat said: "It was only a matter of weeks ago that the Celtic chief executive welcomed the Scottish FA's recognition of the need for modernisation.

"It is also ironic, given the constant demands for transparency and accountability, that the statement issued by Celtic was not attributed to anyone.

"Perhaps Celtic should devote more time to their own responsibilities and discipline than questioning others."

Last night the Hoops hit back in a statement on their official website.

It read: "In response to an SFA statement this evening we find it slightly curious that once again SFA President George Peat has seen fit to involve himself by attacking Celtic in this way.

"Particularly when there is an ongoing appeal against yesterday's judgement to impose a six-match ban on Neil Lennon."