Hibernian manager, Neil Lennon, clearly wasn’t in his right mind when he claimed that he wasn’t impressed by Granit Xhaka on BBC Radio 5 Live.
The former Celtic and Bolton Wanderers boss even claimed that our new midfielder reminded him of Stoke’s Charlie Adam.
“I’ve not been that impressed,” he said.
“[Xhaka] is alright. He reminds me of Charlie Adam.”
The quote was originally tweeted out from BBC Radio 5 Live’s official Twitter account and was swiftly deleted but not before everyone had seen, print-screened and saved the tweet in order for Lennon’s, quite frankly, bizarre statement to remain in the Twitterverse forever.
How did Arsenal Twitter respond? Well you have to laugh haven’t you?
Neil Lennon on Xhaka: "Not that impressed. He's alright, reminds me of Charlie Adam"
Hmm. Not sure about that Neil pic.twitter.com/5GO7hvQETv
— Rory Briggs (@RWABriggs) June 19, 2016
Neil Lennon said Xhaka hasn't impressed him so far at the Euros. [Reall , Neil? No wonder you're a terrible manager] pic.twitter.com/CaFjRILljm
— 9jagooners (@9jaGooners) June 20, 2016
Came on Twitter and the 1st thing I'm seeing is #Xhaka isn't different from fat boy Charlie Adam … Neil Lennon what are u smoking mate
— E pluribus Unum (@truth007) June 20, 2016
Arsenal fans when they hear Neil Lennon's Xhaka/Adam comparison… pic.twitter.com/q9zcArOXVf
— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) June 20, 2016
"He OK. He reminds me of Charlie Adam" – not sure Neil Lennon's thought through that comparison of Granit Xhaka
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) June 19, 2016