No SFA action on Neil Lennon's Ibrox celebration

Neil Lennon will not be punished by the SFA for his touchline conduct at Ibrox.

Monday, 11th September 2017, 7:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 12:03 pm
Neil Lennon celebrates Simon Murray's goal. Picture: SNS
Neil Lennon celebrates Simon Murray's goal. Picture: SNS

The Hibs boss sparked controversy with his celebration of his side’s equaliser during last month’s 3-2 victory over Rangers.

One Rangers fans’ group called for police intervention and accused Lennon of ‘a clear attempt to incite trouble’ after he cupped his ears and made a gesture towards the main stand.

The furore even led to the former Celtic player and manager being the subject of alleged death threats.

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The SFA’s investigation of events at the game was not time-sensitive and was overtaken by a busy period for compliance officer Tony McGlennan and the judicial panel dealing with ‘fast-track’ red-card appeals.

However, it is now known that no action has been taken against Lennon, who has a suspended two-game ban hanging over him following a bust-up with Morton manager Jim Duffy last season.