Hibs boss Lennon faces two disciplinary charges after dismissal at Kilmarnock

Neil Lennon has been hit with two disciplinary charges following his angry reaction to his dismissal by referee Kevin Clancy at Kilmarnock.

The Hibernian head coach will face Scottish Football Association charges of misconduct and criticising match officials in a manner which indicates bias or incompetence or impinges on their character.

Lennon was sent to the stand after Kris Boyd netted on the rebound to seal a 2-2 Ladbrokes Premiership draw after Clancy had penalised Hibs defender Ryan Porteous for handball in the box.

The former Celtic manager reacted angrily and sarcastically applauded the referee after being ordered off.

Lennon later claimed managers should be able to send referees off and described the standard of officiating in Scottish football as “amateur” and “Mickey Mouse”.

Lennon added in his post-match press conference: “This is the same referee who didn’t give us a clear handball against Rangers at Easter Road.

“I don’t want him refereeing us again but I probably won’t get my way with that.”

Lennon faces a Hampden disciplinary hearing on March 15.

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