Andy Walker has blasted ‘disgusting’ Celtic ‘supporters’ after they protested outside Parkhead demanding Neil Lennon’s sacking on Sunday evening.

Hundreds of fans congregated outside the stadium following their club’s 2-0 loss to Ross County in the BetFred Cup.

Fences were lobbed at police officers who arrived to ensure the safety of club officials, players and the management staff as the mob waited outside.

Chants of “Lennon, get to f***” echoed around the support, but ex-striker Walker was furious with the treatment Lennon and the team received and slaughtered those involved for their actions which went well beyond the realms of acceptable.

“I thought they were shocking, disgusting and I’ve got to say I don’t recognise those people as Celtic supporters,” Walker told Sky Sports.

“This is a team that has won the last 11 domestic trophies and they’re being chased away from their own ground.

“These alleged Celtic supporters were attacking police, they were throwing missiles and for some of the players to be under attack like that, for some of the members of the media to be under attack like that, I don’t recognise them as Celtic supporters.

“ l totally accept there’s a new breed of Celtic supporter at the moment, all they’ve known over the last decade is trophy after trophy and they’re very vocal, political and very angry at the moment. I can understand any reasonable person being angry at Celtic’s recent results, but this was beyond the pale.

“Neil Lennon doesn’t deserve that. I don’t think he’ll survive as Celtic manager but he has been demonised by far too many Scottish football supporters over the last number of years. This was a guy who was attacked as Celtic manager at Tynecastle not so long ago. He’s been demonised by fans of other clubs.

“I’m utterly amazed to see people congregating outside Celtic Park and using the type of language that they used towards him last night.”

Two police officers were injured during the melee which was also condemned by the club. A statement released late last night assured supporters that everyone connected with Celtic was feeling the hurt - but violence would not be tolerated.

It read: “Everyone at the Club is hugely disappointed by this afternoon’s result, one which has ended our phenomenal run of 35 consecutive cup victories.

"While we sincerely share the huge disappointment of all Celtic supporters, there can be no excuse for some of the violent scenes at Celtic Park this evening. The Club will be investigating these events fully.

"For players and a management team, who have given so much in recent years and have delivered 11 consecutive trophies, to require an escort from Celtic Park while being targeted with missiles, is simply unacceptable.

“While we understand that only a small number of people were involved in this behaviour, some of the actions this evening, which have obviously left our own players shaken, cannot be condoned in any way."