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Celtic boss Lennon again lands in hot water with SFA

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is again in trouble with the Scottish Football Association, this time after Twitter posts in the fall-out of yesterday's Scottish Cup semi-final defeat.

The Hoops were denied the chance of a domestic double when referee Euan Norris awarded a free-kick to Heart of Midlothian when the ball appeared to have hit the arm of Joe Ledley before brushing the hand of Victor Wanyama.

The 89th minute spot-kick was converted by Craig Beattie to give Hearts a 2-1 win but the decision infuriated Lennon who rushed onto the pitch to confront Norris, with the Hoops boss later posting the following: "Referee told players he thought Wanyama had handled ... feel so sorry for players and fans ... I think it's personal myself."

Celtic assistant Alan Thompson was also furious after the match, indicating that Lennon could again be answering questions for his demeanor following a series of run-ins with officials this season.

"I think Neil has been in to see the ref after the game but I don't know what was said," Thompson said.

"It's one we will just have to wait and see. There is obviously ongoing stuff as well. He has his appeal and hearing on Thursday.

"We are all angry. We have lost a semi-final with 92 minutes on the clock. It's frustrating."

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