Hibs boss Neil Lennon handed two SFA charges after referee rant

Neil Lennon exchanges words with referee Kevin Clancy (SNS Group / Rob Casey)

NEIL LENNON faces two SFA charges after his outburst at referee Kevin Clancy.

The Hibs boss reacted furiously to a penalty decision made in the 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock on Saturday and was sent to the stands.

He then lambasted the officials in his post match interviews, saying: “I’m not happy with the standard of refereeing this season. I’ve tried to keep my council but they’ve cost us a lot of points.

“We should be able to send referee’s off for their performances instead of sending managers off.

“We are trying to do our jobs and they are costing us points that could cost me a European place or a lot of money.

“It’s not the first time Clancy has done that so I’m not happy with the standard of refereeing at all.”

In the SFA’s notice of complaint, Lennon faces one charge of misconduct during the match and another for his post match comments.

He is accused of criticising the decisions “in such a way as to indicate bias or incompetence on the part of such match official.”

The hearing date is set for Thursday March 15.