Celtic prepare UEFA dossier

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed the club are compiling a dossier for UEFA over the referee's display in Tuesday's Champions League defeat to Juventus.

Last Updated: 16/02/13 at 13:12 Post Comment

Neil Lennon: Celtic boss was unhappy with referee in defeat to Juventus

Neil Lennon: Celtic boss was unhappy with referee in defeat to Juventus

The Irishman was furious that Spanish official Alberto Mallenco allowed the Italian side's defenders to repeatedly man-handle his players during the 3-0 defeat at Parkhead.

After the match he rounded on Mallenco claiming he was 'very disappointed at his performance and that he appeared to be pro-Juventus'.

Now Lennon, who will not face any action from UEFA over his comments, is keen to know why the governing body has not acted with so much TV evidence to consider.

"The referee didn't do his job," he said. "There has been a lot of talk regarding this and we are looking for clarification on the referee's decisions.

"We are going to compile something and send it to UEFA and wait and see what sort of answers we do get."

Lennon also took time to dismiss Kris Commons' criticism of team-mate Efe Ambrose, who he felt should take responsibility for the defeat to Juventus.

The defender played despite only arriving back in Glasgow on the morning of the match after helping Nigeria win the Africa Cup of Nations.

Commons questioned the wisdom of Ambrose declaring himself fit to play after he was at fault for the first and third goals of the last-16 tie.

But Lennon claimed such matters should remain in the dressing room insisting his side win as a team or lose as a team.

"It was heat of the moment stuff. I have spoken to Kris and dealt with it internally and there is no bad feeling from anyone on that.

"Kris really cares. He was really disappointed and overstepped the line but we don't blame individual performances. We are a team and that's the end of it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ow.. ten paragraphs on West Ham in winners sections.. wow.. Its really Christmas time!!!.. Forever blowing bubbles..

metal
Premier League Winners And Losers

A

couple of wins and everything is OK! Sorry you still haven't got a striker who can consistently goals. Keep searching. I don't think Liverpool will make top four not even Europa League this time around.

larrylawrence
Rodgers still targets top four

I

f he can find the right player? Surely the manager of one of Europe's top clubs has a well-researched short-list and has a good idea of who he wants to bring on-board? If I can find the right player sounds like someone going out on Saturday night on the pull, and the nearer you get to midnight the lower your standards drop.

CamberleyGooner
Wenger to buy centre-half

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea go three points clear of Man City with 2-0 victory at Stoke

Chelsea will be top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after beating Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

Italian Super Cup: Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 in penalty shootout after 2-2 draw in Doha

Napoli goalkeeper Rafael was the hero as his side claimed a 6-5 victory on penalties over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup.

Sky Bet Championship: Sami Hyypia quits Brighton after six months in charge

Sami Hyypia has left Brighton after the club accepted his resignation as manager.

Mail Box

Becoming A Proper Fan Again In 2014

Man United fans can thank David Moyes for making them appreciate their club again. We also have mails on Liverpool, Newcastle, another Christmas XI and more...

Wenger Has Made Arsenal Mentally Weak

We have plenty of reaction to yesterday's result, with Mailers sick of Wenger, Mertesacker and Skrtel in particular. Plus why it's not yet time for 'Austin for England'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property