Hibernian boss Neil Lennon hopes to escape punishment after 5-5 draw with Rangers
Last Updated: 13/05/18 8:08pm
Neil Lennon says he should escape punishment for his on-pitch celebration after seeing his side seal a 5-5 draw against Rangers.
The Northern Irishman darted onto the Leith pitch after seeing Jamie Maclaren levelled up an incredible affair in stoppage time. He was quickly ushered down the tunnel by fourth official Bobby Madden before the final whistle blew.
The incident is likely to see Lennon - already sitting on a suspended two-match ban after his bust-up with referee Kevin Clancy at Rugby Park back in February - land in fresh bother.
But the Hibs boss insists his aeroplane-style celebration was merely his response to the taunts aimed at him from the away end.
"Well they make it personal don't they?," he said.
"You all hear it. They are singing sectarian songs at me. It's just a little bit of 'have some of that'.
"It was worth it. Trust me. Bobby was fine about it. I should not get a ban for that. I was just letting them know how pleased I was to get the equaliser. I enjoyed the moment. It was a big jumbo jet there."
New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is expected to perform a clear out when he takes over next month.
But caretaker manager Jimmy Nicholl believes some of his men may have saved their Gers career with their fightback.
He said: "All in all, all I can say is that it has been an eventful three games.
"They have shown a bit of character, a bit of ability as well, over the season and it depends on who is going to stay and who is not going to stay.
"The new manager will have seen something in some of the players today."
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