Hibs boss Neil Lennon charged by SFA

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 27 February 2018

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has been issued with a notice of complaint from the SFA, following his comments about referee Kevin Clancy after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. 

Lennon was rightly irate at the decision to award Killie a penalty after the ball was blasted at young Hibs defender Ryan Porteous from close range, hitting him on his hand, that led to the decision.

The Hibs boss said:

“I’m not happy with the standard of refereeing this season. I’ve tried to keep my council but they’ve cost us a lot of points.

“We should be able to send referee’s off for their performances instead of sending managers off.

“We are trying to do our jobs and they are costing us points that could cost me a European place or a lot of money.

“It’s not the first time Clancy has done that so I’m not happy with the standard of refereeing at all.”

The former Celtic gaffer has been hit with two charges, one for committing misconduct during the game and another for discussing decisions during a post-match interview.

The initial hearing will be on Thursday March 15th, meaning Lennon will be in the dug-out for the up-coming Edinburgh Derby at Easter Road on March 9th.

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