Neil Francis Lennon (born 25 June 1971) is a Northern Irish football coach and former player who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic. During his playing career he represented English clubs Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Leicester City.
Lennon moved to Scottish club Celtic in 2000, where he made over 200 appearances and was appointed captain in 2005. Before retiring as a player, he returned to England and played for Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers. Lennon made 40 appearances for Northern Ireland in nine years, scoring two goals. Lennon was appointed manager of Celtic in March 2010, initially in a caretaker capacity after the departure of Tony Mowbray.
A transgender teenager was removed from their parents who allegedly refused to allow the youngster to transition into boy. A judge ruled the parents were "abusive" in their refusal to allow the 15-year-old, born female, to transition.
The case came to the attention of Australian authorities when the teenager began posting suicidal thoughts online around a year ago.
The teen was officially taken into care after a state Children's Court magistrate made a protection order in October and cited the teenager's risk of self harm.
According to the Weekend Australian, the parents say they grieved the loss off their child and said they had been subjected to bullying by authorities.