Celtic boss will comment on referee investigation later

Neil Lennon will wait before making any observations following the revelation that referee Dougie McDonald failed to report correctly the reasons behind his decision to rescind a penalty for Celtic in the game against Dundee United at Tannadice a fortnight ago.

Neil Lennon will wait before making any observations following the revelation that referee Dougie McDonald failed to report correctly the reasons behind his decision to rescind a penalty for Celtic in the game against Dundee United at Tannadice a fortnight ago.

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan ordered an investigation in to the incident, with Celtic writing a letter to the SFA asking for an explanation.

The SFA's head of referee development, Hugh Dallas, explained that McDonald had changed his mind after being alerted to his mistake by assistant Steven Craven.

As the furore increased, Craven reportedly became the subject of threats and verbal abuse and resigned.

The inquiry, however, discovered that McDonald had quickly realised his mistake and changed his mind, but had not made that clear in his report, which earned him a warning.

But after the 3-0 win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, Lennon said: "I have been so engrossed in today's game, I don't know what the findings are yet so I can't make a comment until I know the full story.

"But there will possibly be a comment - it depends."

 
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