Fan arrested after fracas with Lennon

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an attack on Celtic manager Neil Lennon during his side’s 3-0 win at Tynecastle last night.

The fan leapt from the Hearts section of the main stand after Celtic’s second goal and headed for Lennon, who was standing on the touchline. He connected with the former Northern Ireland international before being bundled to the ground and arrested.

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan issued a statement, saying: “Clearly this kind of behaviour from supporters is wholly unacceptable.

“The safety of players, club officials and match officials is paramount on or around the field of play, and this clear breach of security is a matter I will be discussing with SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster tomorrow.”

It is not the first time Lennon has been targeted by opposition supporters this season.

In January a package addressed to him containing bullets was intercepted at a sorting office in Country Antrim and two months later Celtic confirmed Lennon was under 24-hour security surveillance after a suspicious package was intercepted at a Royal Mail sorting office in Ayrshire.

In April it emerged that Royal Mail intercepted a total of two “viable” parcel bombs addressed to Lennon.