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Celtic boss Lennon just looking for consistency from SFA

Neil Lennon says he will be watching what sort of penalty the Scottish Football Association hands down to one of his counterparts. The Celtic boss was handed another four-match ban for his clash with Rangers assistant Ally McCoist back in the March 2 Scottish Cup fifth round replay at Celtic Park and he is waiting to see what happens to Aberdeen's Craig Brown.

Brown had a similar confrontation with Motherwell chairman John Boyle recently and the Hoops boss admits he is interested to see what occurs on that front.

"Yes, I will. I just want to be treated like any other manager," he said. "Is anything different from what Craig Brown did to what I did?

"All these people are telling me I've got to grow up and I need to show more maturity.

"Well, there is the oldest manager in the game - with 30, 40 years of experience - probably doing a lot worse than what I did.

"Yet what he did gets laughed off and I get demonised for it.

"There is a difference in personalities and the way you portray it in the public eye.

"I am used to it. I am not looking for sympathy. I'm just looking for fairness, that's all.

"Other managers criticise referees. Am I the only manager in the world who criticises referees?

"Sometimes it has seemed that way this season. I have been to the SFA a couple of times and I ended up getting a suspended fine because my comments were not really that bad.

"They weren't personal, that is for sure, and no different to what other managers do."

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