Celtic feared for Lennon's safety

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Celtic have revealed it was their own security staff who advised Neil Lennon not to sit in the stand at Ibrox after being sent off at the interval during Sunday's 3-2 Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat by Rangers.

After complaining to referee Calum Murray about his performance in the tunnel, the Parkhead boss was ordered to the stands but watched the second-half from the media room. Afterwards an angry Lennon claimed his dismissal was "a joke" then said: "I can't sit in the stand for my own safety, that sums things up in this country."

A Celtic spokesman said: "Further to certain media reports today, for clarification, Neil was advised by Celtic's own security and operations staff not to enter the stand or directors box area at Ibrox at yesterday's match. He was then provided another area by Rangers in which to watch the match".

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