Hibernian boss Neil Lennon blasted Morton player Kudus Oyenuga for what he described as a potential leg-breaking tackle on his defender Jordan Forster in the 0-0 draw at Easter road last night.
Oyenuga was red-carded along with Hibs defender Darren McGregor after a touchline brawl which resulted in the Hibs boss Neil Lennon and Morton manager Jim Duffy both being sent to the stand as tempers flared.
Lennon expressed his feelings strongly in a post-match press conference about the tackle and the conduct of Morton’s Kudus Oyenuga seemingly feigning injury from an alleged head-butt.
Morton manager Jim Duffy accepted the tackle from his player was worthy of a red card, but expressed his disappointment at the way events unfolded after the incident.
Hibs, who remain unbeaten in the league at Easter Road since September, had numerous chances to break the deadlock. John McGinn and later Brian Graham went close with headers before Jason Cummings and Darren McGregor were denied by goalkeeper Derek Gaston.
Morton’s main threat came via a long-range effort from Ross Forbes.
The point for Hibs has them ten points clear of second placed Morton with only six games remaining for the league leaders.