Lennon banned for six games


Soccer:Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been given 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. 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."