NEIL LENNON led his team to Glory on Wednesday night, winning a cup for the first time of asking in his new managerial job in Cyprus.
The former Celtic man was initially booked by the referee during the game. However, the referee then showed him a second booking for his complaints. He is yet to face disciplinary action for this.
Despite sitting in the stands, Lennon’s team still managed to lift the trophy. A lot went against Omonia during the match, like a sending off in the first five minutes, yet they still booked their place in the Europa League next season.
A week prior to the cup final, when Omonia beat PAEEK 5-2, Lennon found himself in the stands because he showed unsportsmanlike behaviour to the opposing dugout throughout the first half. The referee had no choice but to show the manager red.
As quoted by the Daily Record, the Cypriot FA released a statement saying;
“There was a complaint regarding Neil Lennon, coach of Omonia Nicosia for unsportsmanlike behaviour he showed to the coach of the opposing team in the 30th, 32nd and 40th minute of the match.
“This was in violation of Article 4 (c) of the Disciplinary Regulations of the association. The decision is a fine to Mr Lennon.”
He doesn’t learn, does he!?
It’s likely he’ll receive another fine in the coming weeks, and maybe even a touchline ban. The FA have yet to issue a statement about the events which occurred during the Cup Final.