Neil Lennon sent off after staging one-man pitch invasion against Rangers

Graham Spiers May 12 2018 12:01am The TimesA happy ending seems unlikely Graham SpiersSpiers on Saturday

Graham Spiers May 12 2018 12:01am The TimesA happy ending seems unlikely Graham SpiersSpiers on Saturday

The Northern Irishman enjoyed plenty of success against the blue half of Glasgow during his days as a midfielder and manager of their bitter Glasgow rivals Celtic.

That would have secured third place in the table and for a while it looked on as Hibs raced into a 3-0 lead before the visitors fought back, hitting Lennon's men on the break.

Maclaren got a goal back 70 minutes in and, after Holt earned a second yellow card a quarter of an hour later, Hibs' Australia global fired home in injury time to secure a point.

The game drastically turned over the course of the next 40 minutes with the away side scoring five goals unanswered to leave Lennon's dreams of European qualification in tatters.

The two sides played out a insane 5-5 draw at Easter Road, with goals flying in at both ends throughout.

After the final whistle, Lennon who was sent off just before full time for his "aeroplane" celebration on the pitch after Jamie MacLaren's late equaliser spoke to the assembled media pack.

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Lennon's summary of the action as "absolutely bonkers" just about summed up as astonishing game.

"We'll get them ready and sorted for Sunday and whatever their futures hold, it will be good for some and other ones will have to buck their ideas up".

"Well, they make it personal don't they?", he said.

"I was getting a bit of stick off the Rangers supports; I had to give them a bit back", the former Celtic boss told BT Sport afterwards. I should not get a ban for that.

Once a Bhoy, always a Bhoy!

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