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Celtic boss Lennon facing THREE charges for recent misbehavior

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is facing three charges from the Scottish Football Association for comments he has made recently.

The most publicized stems from Sunday's Old Firm derby loss to Rangers when Lennon was banned from the touchline by referee Calum Murray after he approached the match official in the Ibrox tunnel at half-time.

Lennon has been accused of swearing at Murray with he and fourth official Ian Brines lodging in their match report that the Hoops gaffer said, "Get a grip, get a f***ing grip", when exchanging heated words mainly regarding the first-half sending off of defender Cha Du-ri.

The SFA are investigating those claims, which will be backed up by Rangers officials, and the league chiefs will also look into comments Lennon made after the recent League Cup loss to Kilmarnock towards referee Willie Collum which the club has until tomorrow to reply to.

The third charge against Lennon refers to a comment he made ahead of the league clash with St Johnstone when he said, "It will be nice just to be able to go and think only about a game of football - and maybe have a decent refereeing performance into the bargain."

The Celtic boss has until Tuesday to reply to the misconduct charge involving Murray with a hearing scheduled for April 19 at Hampden.

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Andrew Slevison
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