NEIL LENNON was keen to stress he was not taking anything away from their win or trying to use it as a distraction but the decision not to send Jon Flanagan off was abysmal on the day.
The defender struck Brown with an elbow very deliberately at a corner kick. The referee seemingly saw the incident and only gave Flanagan a yellow. TV pictures show the player should have walked on the day and that’s the second time at Ibrox this season a player has managed to stay on the pitch who shouldn’t have been there.
Asked about the incident, Neil was very clear on what should have happened.
Neil Lennon not happy with Jon Flanagan's elbow on Celtic captain Scott Brown: "totally unacceptable…unacceptable for the referee not to give a red card…i'm not distracting away from the rest of the game when we were second best but the laws of the game are it's a red card"
— Alison Conroy (@AlisonGConroy) May 12, 2019
The bhoys were well beaten on the day and should have no qualms about the end result. There’s a big summer ahead for Celtic and Neil Lennon will be hoping he’s the man to be in charge of the overhaul. Right now, all this is up in the air.