Neil Lennon cleared for final

Neil Lennon is free to be in the dugout for Celtic's Scottish Cup final after getting a one-game suspended ban.

Last Updated: 23/05/13 at 12:56 Post Comment

Lennon: Ban suspended until end of next season

Lennon: Ban suspended until end of next season

Neil Lennon is free to be in the dugout for Celtic's William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian at Hampden Park on Sunday after receiving a one-game suspended ban.

The Celtic manager was found guilty by a Scottish Football Association disciplinary tribunal of entering the "playing zone" within 15 minutes of the final whistle of Celtic's 3-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat by Motherwell last month while serving a three-match touchline ban.

Lennon's ban for breaking the SFA's rule 205, however, has been suspended until the end of next season and consequently he will be in the technical area against the Easter Road men as his side look to complete the domestic double.

The former Celtic skipper had seen a suspended three-match ban triggered by an SFA charge for using offensive language towards St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin.

Lennon revealed he had been summoned to the Fir Park match officials' room by referee Euan Norris after the second match of the suspension.

Lennon told Sky Sports after the match: "He called me into his room. It was about a number of things but we'll leave that confidential for now."

The SFA's website confirmed the Northern Irishman's latest punishment.

A statement said: "Mr Lennon was found in breach, with a one-match suspension applied. The tribunal suspended the sanction until the end of season 2013-14 and to take effect in the event that Mr Lennon is found in breach of rule 205 within that period."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin injures his cruciate for the third time

QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has been ruled out for several months after injuring his cruciate ligament again.

Transfer news: Valencia bid for Manchester United's Tom Cleverley

Valencia have made a bid to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, according to Sky sources.

Transfer News: Bayern Munich sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

Bayern Munich have announced that Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso has joined the club from Real Madrid.

Mail Box

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

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