SFA reduce Lennon ban
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has had his six-match touchline ban reduced to four after a meeting of the Scottish FA's Appeals Board last night.
Lennon was sent to the stand by referee Craig Thomson at Tynecastle back in November after a bust-up with fourth official Steven McLean, and on top of the automatic two-match ban he was further punished in January by the SFA for "excessive misconduct".
However, after the appeal at Hampden, Lennon had his ban reduced by two matches. An SFA statement read: "The Appeals Board has tonight (Thursday) found that the Scottish FA's charge of excessive misconduct against the Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, was inevitable.
"However, they set aside the original sanction of a two-match automatic suspension plus a further four matches for excessive misconduct and have imposed a new sanction of an automatic two-match suspension and an additional two matches. The new sanction will be imposed with immediate effect."
The ban will begin on Saturday, seeing him miss the home game against Hamilton in the Scottish Premier League.