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Lennon fumes after Hibernian holds Celtic with hard-nosed tactics

Neil Lennon was left to rue what may have been after Celtic drew 1-1 with Hibernian on the weekend.

The Bhoys scored in the 70th minute through James Forrest to cancel out Paul Heffernan's early opener but it was the manner of the tackling of Pat Fenlon's Hibs players which really annoyed Lennon.

"It was shocking - absolutely shocking. Reckless," he said.

"I'm all for competitive football, no one more than myself, but seriously, they were borderline tackles.

"I didn't really say to Pat but I made my feelings pretty clear to the fourth official. I don't think it was any player target in particular, it was across the board.

"We've got a big Champions League game and I'm not asking any favours, I don't mind teams being competitive, and the physicality of the game was good but I felt it was over the top.

"My opinion may be different from Pat's, he'll say he sent his team out to get in our faces and I don't mind that at all, but the ref should take more of a grip on it sometimes."

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