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Fans complaints put Celtic's Lennon in the sin bin

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is in trouble with the Scottish Football Association because of fan complaints from the weekend's 1-1 draw with St Mirren.

SFA compliance officer Vincent Lunny has charged Lennon for allegedly using abusive language directed at Buddies skipper Jim Goodwin after a tackle on Hoops youngster Dylan McGeouch.

Apart from the supporter complaints, TV microphones also caught out Lennon but he insists he will be defending himself especially as his suspended three-match ban from the Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Hearts last season would come into play.

"I think Vincent feels he's obliged to make this charge. I will be defending it as vigorously as I can," he said.

"I can't legislate for something I've said during the course of a game being broadcast live on TV then me getting dragged up for it. If the SFA hadn't made a point of this it would've been forgotten about very quickly.

"It's highlighting something that is pretty trivial."

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Andrew Slevison
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