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Neil Lennon has been hot with two disciplinary charges by the SFA following the 2-2 draw between Kilmarnock and Hibs at Rugby Park.

The Hibs boss was furious at the decision by Kevin Clancy to award the home side a penalty with his reaction noted by the fourth official.

Before the game could restart Clancy came to the touchline to send Lennon to the stand with the Irishman involved in an angry exchange with the official.

After the match Lennon highlighted a penalty that Clancy missed in a match against Sevco and claimed that there seemed to be a personal issue involved with the match referee.

This morning the SFA announced the charges against Lennon:

Charge one is an alleged breach of Disciplinary Rule 203 – No member of Team Staff shall commit misconduct at a match.

The second charge accuses him of a breach of Disciplinary Rule 72 – No recognised football body, club, official, Team Official or other member of Team Staff, player or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA, shall in an interview criticise the Decision(s) and/or performance(s) of any or all match official(s) in such a way as to indicate bias or incompetence on the part of such match official, or make remarks about such match official(s) which impinge on his character.”

Lennon will have to appear before the SFA on March 15 which allows him to be on the touchline for the derby clash with Hearts on March 9.

Hibs director Rod Petrie is a member of the influential SFA board.

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