Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham is in hot water with boss Neil Lennon over comments made regarding the quality of football in the Scottish Premier League. The 23-year-old, formerly of Manchester City, revealed he had “failed to develop” at the club, also adding that the level of football in Scotland’s top division was “not high.” Reports suggest that Celtic are struggling to hold on to the player, with Marseille the front-runners to prise him away from his current club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon are also said to be interested in the player, who appears desperate to force a move away from Scotland. “That will be addressed when Olivier comes back,” said Lennon ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier away to Sarajevo.”I think it is fair to say that a lot of us, whether it be management, players or people at the club were not satisfied with the comments.”Ntcham signed a four-year deal with Celtic after his arrival from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, after having spent two years in Serie A on loan with Genoa.His time in Scotland has been a winning one as the Hoops collected League, League Cup and Scottish Cup doubles in each of his two seasons at Celtic Park. The Frenchman has made a total of 84 appearances, scoring 14 goals during his two seasons with the SPL club, and will have to face the music on his return to training. “When I speak to Olivier it will be done privately but you can imagine, we find the comments untimely and not particularly accurate,” added Lennon.Lennon admitted that the player had not completely burned his bridges, but it seems like the relationship will be tough to repair if Ntcham is determined to leave.“He still has a future [at Celtic], he is under contract. But I will be speaking to him about his mindset and his attitude toward the club as well which, the way it came across, didn’t look good.”Ntcham previously refused to sign a professional contract with Le Havre when he was a youngster, before joining Manchester City’s youth sector for a €1 million fee back in 2012.
Florida State is losing to Virginia Tech 17-3 in the fourth quarter right now in Tallahassee. It has been a rough season opener for the Seminoles thus far.Even a couple of the home fans are having a tough night. During the third quarter, the ESPN camera panned to a group of men decked out in Florida State colors.That isn’t unusual in and of itself, but what was weird is that two of those guys were wearing FSU superhero costumes.To say they are taking some abuse on Twitter would be accurate.Grown men dress up as superheros at FSU game https://t.co/qiLzSpOxEo— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 4, 2018At what point do you look in the mirror and realize you are an adult? pic.twitter.com/rXFgXY6DX2— Derek Tyson (@DerekJTyson) September 4, 2018Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything. pic.twitter.com/7j6TG1huvM— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 4, 2018Florida State pic.twitter.com/pW3WfNOUsE— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 4, 2018Fans, you do what you will but…unless you are unable to drive a car…don’t wear a cape. Yeah, I’ve already changed my mind, don’t do what you want if that thing is wearing a cape.— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) September 4, 2018IF you insist a cape is the move, though, couple it with a mask to hide your identity and protect your loved ones… from the embarrassment pic.twitter.com/vM7kFcpGKF— Josh Helmholdt (@JoshHelmholdt) September 4, 2018Something a little bit different with Florida State football fans ? pic.twitter.com/nwhM0YzhUW— WonderousATX (@wonderousATX) September 4, 2018Note to those fans: love the enthusiasm fellas, but next time, just leave the costumes at home.