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Lennon hit with three match ban

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Neil Lennon has been hit with a three match touchline ban for his aeroplane celebration after Hibs equalised against Sevco in a 5-5 thriller.

No action or comment has been made about the anti-Catholic and anti-Irish singing from the away fans throughout the match.

Hibs went into the game knowing that they needed to win by six goals to edge the Ibrox side out of third place and raced into an early 3-0 lead.

Sevco then scored five times before a late rally from the home side saw Jamie MacLaren level the scores in the final minute.

Lennon had been subjected to the usual poisonous songs from the Sevco support couldn’t hold back as he raced onto the pitch at the equaliser, stretched his arms out aeroplane style then returned to the touchline where he was instantly sent to the stand.

After the match the Hibs boss said: “Well they make it personal don’t they? You all hear it.

“They are singing sectarian songs at me. It’s just a little bit of ‘have some of that’.

“It was worth it. Trust me. Bobby (Madden, fourth official) was fine about it. I should not get a ban for that. I was just letting them know how pleased I was to get the equaliser.”

Lennon will now have to decide on whether to appeal against the suspension, which applies to matches against St Johnstone, Motherwell and Aberdeen, with his chairman, Rod Petrie one of the main power-brokers within the SFA.

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