Jim White has claimed that Celtic powerbroker Dermot Desmond will not "bow to yobs" who are demanding for Neil Lennon to be sacked.

Lennon’s Celtic future appears to be under serious threat following Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Ross County.

The Betfred Cup loss sparked ugly scenes outside Celtic Park as hundreds of fans gathered to vent their fury.

Fans demanded Lennon’s exit while a large number of police officers formed a human shield as the players exited in convoy.

The club said some players were left “shaken” after being targeted by missiles while police said two of their officers had been injured amid the protests. Footage showed some fans kicking down and throwing barriers.


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Commenting on Lennon's position, broadcaster White said: "I heard last night from a senior source that Dermot Desmond, the owner of the club, was saying it will harden his resolve.

"He's not going to bow to these yobs."

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan added: "It would harden my resolve if I looked into Neil Lennon's eyes and he said 'I've got this, don't worry about this I've got this.

"If the results warranted standing by the manager, then I would."