Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty admits he regrets taunting Celtic boss Neil Lennon on Twitter.

Lafferty clashed with the Hoops boss on the Ibrox touchline following a 2-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win for the Parkhead club on January 2. He later tweeted: 'Sweet o very sweet. Hahaha lennon lennon. What's the score hahaha.'"

Lafferty conceded that the Celtic boss was justified in retaliating and he sympathised with Lennon for what he had to endure last season. He told the Scottish Sun: "I wrote something on Twitter about Neil I probably should not have, I accept that."

He added: "A lot of people saw it and the damage was done.

"So, I think he had a right to have a pop back at me. If it had been the other way around I would have done it.

"What has happened to Neil Lennon has been sickening. We have had our differences but I would not wish it on my worst enemy.

"I wouldn't have been able to put up with that. I'd have cracked and left. The attack on him at Tynecastle was frightening and he was lucky it wasn't far worse.

"His heart is in the right place. He's got family and I think everything that's happened is wrong.

"It should have been just about the football, but this season it has been about a lot more and we have all hated seeing it.

"I have never properly spoken to him. There has only been the incident at the start of the year."

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