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Lennon handed three-match touchline ban

Updated: Thursday, 03 May 2012 22:49

Neil Lennon has just served a two-match ban
Neil Lennon has just served a two-match ban

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been handed an immediate three-match touchline ban for confronting referee Euan Norris after his club's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Hearts.

Lennon received a six-match ban in total but half of the punishment is suspended until the end of next season.

But the former Celtic midfielder, who has just served a two-match ban, received no punishment for a further two rule breaches relating to comments made on Twitter hours after the game.

An SFA ruling read: "The judicial panel found Mr Lennon in breach but imposed no further sanction based on the fact he was not responsible for the posting of the actual tweet."