4 May 2012

Ban for Celtic's Lennon

12:32 pm on 4 May 2012

Celtic football manager Neil Lennon was given a six-match touchline ban for his behaviour during the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Hearts but half the punishment was suspended.

Lennon ran on to the pitch to remonstrate with referee Euan Norris after last month's 2-1 loss, which ended Celtic's hopes of winning the cup as well as the league title.

Lennon was upset by Craig Beattie's injury-time penalty.

The outspoken Lennon, who has said he will apologise to Norris, has just served a two-match ban for another instance of criticising a referee.