Mark McGhee insists Neil Lennon should not walk away from his job as Celtic manager despite threats to his personal safety.
Strathclyde Police are investigating two viable parcel bombs sent to Lennon, who has been targeted along with Celtic supporters Paul McBride QC and MSP Trish Godman.
McGhee believes Lennon should be given credit for the way he has coped with an unprecedented situation as he, like the rest of Scottish football, condemned the actions of those responsible.
"It's just so ludicrous," said the former Hoops striker, who played for the club between 1985 and 89.
"Someone who does that, do they think the postman hands it to Neil Lennon? That there's no-one in-between that could have been badly injured? It's just senseless.
"It's shocking and the quicker they find out who the idiot is, the better."