Neil Lennon: ‘You call it sectarianism here in Scotland, I call it racism’

02 November 2018 04:52
• Hibs head coach was struck by coin on Wednesday• ‘All I can do is stand up for myselfNeil Lennon has said Scotland has a major problem with anti-Irish racism as he rebuffed claims that he incited the latest attack against him. The Hibernian head coach backed his agent, Martin Reilly, who claimed Lennon was routinely targeted for abuse because he was an Irish Catholic who had played for Celtic.Lennon was among several participants assaulted during Wednesday’s Edinburgh derby and was angered by claims – including one from his former teammate Gary Caldwell – that he had partly brought in on himself by signalling to Hearts fans to calm down following a disallowed goal. The former Northern Ireland international has previously been attacked at Tynecastle and suffered a number of other crimes in Scotland, including being knocked unconscious in the street and being the recipient of a parcel bomb. The message “hang Neil Lennon” was daubed on a wall near Tynecastle on Wednesday. Related: Hibs manager Neil Lennon struck by coin in fiery Edinburgh derby draw Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian