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Man arrested over threatening comments about Hibernian manager Neil Lennon

Officers arrested a 54-year-old man over the comments and he is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Published: 16th August 2017 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2017 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon (File | AP)

By AFP

GLASGOW: A man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly making offensive and threatening comments about Hibernian manager Neil Lennon.

The jibes were made in an online post following Hibernian's 3-2 victory at Rangers in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Officers arrested a 54-year-old man over the comments and he is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Earlier, Police Scotland confirmed they would take no action against Lennon following complaints about his behaviour at Ibrox.

Police received a number of complaints after the former Celtic manager celebrated his side's first goal by briefly cupping his ears and raising a fist in the direction of the Rangers fans behind his dugout.

Celtic are Rangers' arch rivals and Lennon remains a hate figure at Ibrox following his long spell on the other side of Glasgow.

A force spokeswoman said: "Following complaints received, we have reviewed the events at the match and, after discussion with the procurator fiscal, established that no criminality took place. Therefore no further action will be taken." 

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