Neil Lennon Euro ban reduced

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has had his Uefa Europa League ban reduced on appeal.

The Northern Irishman was handed a five game ban after being sent to the stand during the Hibees clash with Danish side Brondby at Easter Road in the first leg.

Lennon was charged with ‘acts of violence against the referee’ during July’s Europa League first leg 1-0 defeat, after a Jason Cummings goal was wrongly ruled offside.

He then sat in the stand during the 1-0 second leg win in Denmark.

Hibs have been handed the news that the ban has been reduced from 5 to 4, still a harsh penalty for the ex Celtic boss, meaning he still has 3 games that he will have to miss the next time he manages in Europe.

A UEFA statement read:

“The appeal lodged by the Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon has been partially accepted.
“Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decision of 21 July 2016 has been amended as follows: To suspend the Hibernian FC official Neil Lennon for four UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate.”