Neil Lennon is facing another SFA charge after accusing Bobby Madden of being pro- Morton during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Morton.
The result edges Hibs closer to promotion but the Easter Road boss felt that his side should have taken all three points.
Going into the match Hibs were informed that Darren McGregor’s red card from the previous match with Morton had been downgraded to a yellow with Lennon pointing out that that was the third time this season the club had successfully appealed against an ordering off.
While the bad blood between the two managers was contained on Saturday there was no disguising Lennon’s feelings when he discussed the referee after the match.
“We got done by a referee,” he told Radio Scotland. “(Mark)Russell puts two hands to the ball — it was as clear as day.
“The only people who didn’t see it, or did see it and decided not to give a penalty, are the officials. I need to know what the handball rule is.
“The ref said he felt he couldn’t give it because it was hit hard at him and blah, blah, blah.
“I am lost for words. I hate going on about officials. I’m unhappy with Bobby’s performance. I thought he was very much pro-Morton in a lot of decisions.”
After his stint at Cappielow on Saturday Madden was the fourth official to Kevin Clancy at Sunday’s clash between Aberdeen and Sevco.
According to a report in The Sun, Lennon’s interview ‘has not gone unnoticed among the Hampden refereeing fraternity and SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan may probe Lennon’s comments and seek an explanation.’