Celtic boss Neil Lennon denies playing the conspiracy card after complaints from Rangers rival Walter Smith. Lennon hit back after the Rangers gaffer claimed the world wasn't against the Hoops.

He was adamant his club's war with the SFA and officialdom was NOT contrived to suit their own needs Lennon said: "I don't think we've contrived anything. The whole thing about the Dundee United game a few months ago, a referee did not tell the truth. Another official came out and told the whole story and for some reason we were getting the blame for it. I did not understand that. I do not know how you can blame Celtic for that situation.

"We have complained about decisions that have gone against us - but I think we are entitled to do that as any other club is.

"It seems everyone points the finger at us."