Neil Lennon hails 'unique' Celtic fans after SPL title victory

The Bhoys manager has praised the club's supporters after they secured their second successive Scottish championship by beating Inverness CT on Sunday afternoon
Neil Lennon has hailed Celtic's "unique" supporters following jubilant scenes at Parkhead on Sunday afternoon as the Bhoys secured their second successive SPL crown by defeating Inverness CT.

The Hoops needed only a point to secure the title with four games to spare and, after a goalless first-half, eventually ran out comfortable 4-1 winners after Gary Hooper broke the deadlock.

Lennon, who had to celebrate from the stands as he serves a touchline ban, reserved special praise for the Green and White Army for their role in inspiring his team.

"The supporters are just unique in world football," Lennon told reporters. "They give the players an extra step, they inspire the team. Winning the league is a very special moment, I want the players to enjoy it.

"We were okay in the first half, second half we really came through. It's a great way to win the championship. While I'm here I want to win things and winning the championship is always very special.

"It's a privilege to manage this club and to win this championship again, I'm so proud for the players and the fans - they're the people who make this club what it is."

Celtic, who have now won the country's top flight 44 times, could still yet gain more silverware this season with the Scottish Cup final to be played against Hibernian on May 26.