Celtic's Lennon No Uefa sanction


Uefa says it will not take disciplinary action against Neil Lennon despite the Celtic manager claiming the referee was “very pro-Juventus” during Tuesday night’s Champions League match between the teams.

Lennon was angered at the failure of the Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco to award his team at least one penalty for grappling by Juventus defenders at Celtic corners. After the match, which Juve won 3-0, the manager said of the referee: “I thought he was poor. I thought he was very pro-Juventus. I was disappointed with his performance to say the least.”

A Uefa spokesman confirmed yesterday that there has been no suggestion of sanctions being taken against Lennon for his comments after a review of the post-match interviews.

Lennon said fouls on Celtic’s players at corners were overlooked. “They were being manhandled. They were being fouled. It’s not rugby we’re playing.”

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