Monday 23 April 2018

Police will take no action against Neil Lennon following Rangers celebration

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon gestures to the Hibs fans at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Hibernian manager Neil Lennon gestures to the Hibs fans at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Gavin McCafferty

Police will take no action against Neil Lennon following complaints over his behaviour during Hibernian's victory at Ibrox.

Police Scotland received a number of complaints after the Hibernian head coach celebrated his side's first goal in a 3-2 victory by briefly cupping his ears and raising a fist in the direction of the Rangers fans behind his dugout.

A force spokeswoman said: "Following complaints received, we have reviewed the events at the match and, after discussion with the Procurator Fiscal, established that no criminality took place. Therefore no further action will be taken."

Police added that enquiries were continuing into "offensive and threatening comments" made online against Lennon in the wake of the Ladbrokes Premiership encounter.

Social media posts apparently show a user claiming he would shoot Lennon, and adding he was ''serious'' about the threat.

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