Last weekend Celtic secured their first championship title in four years at Rugby Park with a 6-0 demolition of the side that beat them in the League Cup Final just a few weeks earlier. Sunday saw Celtic face Hearts for a place in the Scottish Cup Final, with Hibernian waiting in the wings.
However, Hearts secured a 2-1 victory to set up an all-Edinburgh final, which is now being dubbed the Salt 'n' Sauce final.
But, rather than seeing the failings of his own side, manager Neil Lennon rounded on the referee at the final whistle. The Northern Irishman stormed onto the pitch at full time and confronted Euan Norris, after he awarded a penalty to Hearts in the dying minutes of the game and then rejected a similar penalty decision for Celtic soon after at the other end.
Later Lennon described the decision to award a penalty against Celtic and not one for them, as 'personal'.
Lennon's comments and actions will certainly see him fall foul of the SFA Compliance Officer Vincent Lunny, which will be his fourth charge in as many weeks, ultimately such charges levelled at the Celtic manager could see him start next season in the stands rather than where he should be in the dugout.
Now last season Lennon was the subject of death threats, parcel bombs and an assault. He has been the target of thugs, scum and cretins for over ten years ever since he signed for Celtic, but his actions on Sunday brought shame on Celtic Football Club, and his predecessors that he looks up to with such esteem and pride.
You can bang on about dignity and respect, but when you are in the position of authority that Lennon is in you have to take a step back, take a deep breath and then choose your words carefully. Even more so when you are facing three disciplinary charges for comments made after previous games.
I know that passions run high in football, but even for a Celtic fan the persecution and conspiracy theory line has worn thin and now just reeks of passing the buck.
Rather than running onto the pitch to confront the referee, Lennon should have congratulated all the Hearts players and then went down the tunnel into the Celtic changing room to tear a strip or twenty off his players, for they are the ones that lost the semi final and not the referee.
It is all too easy to blame the referee and Scottish football fans have a habit of blaming the men in the middle for their poor decisions, some claim that they are pro-Rangers, pro-Celtic or just pro-Old Firm but there is no conspiracy from the Scottish FA, there is no conspiracy from the referees. But when it comes to football fans looking for excuses the cogs turn and the predictable statement is - it’s the referees fault.
Can we just take a step back and realise that one decision does not ultimately cost a team the game.
Celtic's performance on Sunday was like chalk and cheese to their title winning game against Kilmarnock last week. In fact ever since Rangers entered administration back in February, Celtic's performances have dropped and while they still picked up wins, when it came to the big games they have been posted missing - Rangers, League Cup Final and Scottish Cup Semi Final.
I have a lot of time for Neil Lennon and have interviewed him post-match on several occasions but his constant utilisation of the victim excuse and the conspiracy theory, only peddles to those elements of fans who think that everyone is against them.
Celtic fans will celebrate the title win in a few games and deservedly so, however the failure to win not only the League Cup Final and reach the Scottish Cup Final are a stain on Celtic's season, especially after that superb winning run which saw Celtic leapfrog rivals Rangers into top spot after being 15 points behind back in November.
Over the summer Peter Lawwell needs to sit Neil Lennon down and read him the riot act. He has a responsibility to not only Celtic Football Club, but also to the players under his charge and the fans who support the club.
Whether the players and the fans lose their rag over decisions made, Lennon should lead by example, in both victory and in defeat.
However today's issues fall squarely at the feet of the players and the manager. Neil Lennon selected the team, he set the team's formation and tactics. The players were poor in defence and the attackers were firing blanks for much of the game up front. They had chances to secure the win in both halves, but just like against Kilmarnock in the League Cup Final, it was these missed chances that saw Celtic lose the games.
It is far from personal despite what Lennon claims and on a day like today - when the city of Liverpool grinds to a halt to remember the 96 who never came home from a football match - claiming that refereeing decisions are personal is downright ridiculous and disrespectful.