SFA summons Celtic manager Neil Lennon over language

Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been asked to appear before the Scottish FA's disciplinary panel for "misconduct" during Sunday's match with St Mirren.

Lennon has been cited for "repeated use of offensive, insulting and abusive language" in Paisley.

It is understood that the complaint stems from incidents picked up by television microphones.

A hearing date has been set for 18 April and Lennon has until 10 April to respond to the notice of complaint.

Lennon appears to have avoided censure for his criticism of referee Bobby Madden's handling of

The 41-year-old disputed the red card issued to Victor Wanyama for a challenge on Paul McGowan and the award of the penalty from which McGowan equalised.

"That is by far the most appalling refereeing performance I've seen this season," he said. "For both sides.

"How he got so many big decisions wrong in one day is beyond me."

Lennon was given was given a six-match touchline ban for his conduct at last season's Scottish Cup semi-final, with three of those games suspended over this term.

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