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'He wants his square go, and I'll oblige him' - Neil Lennon involved in touchline bust-up

The Hibernian manager was sent off along with opposite number Jim Duffy and two players last night.

THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP’S top two played out a 0-0 draw at Easter Road last night.

During the game, there was a heated confrontation between Hibernian manager Neil Lennon and Greenock Morton boss Jim Duff after a tackle by Morton’s Kudus Oyenuga on Jordan Forster.

Both managers were sent off along with Oyenuga and Hibs defender Darren McGregor as tempers flared on the touchline.

“Oyenuga’s come in and tried to break his leg,” former Celtic boss Lennon told Sky Sports.

“Then he’s confronted by Darren McGregor, feigns a headbutt and goes down disgracefully. Not only does he act appallingly in the first place, but appallingly in the second place.

“And then I have the Morton bench in my technical area. I haven’t done anything wrong, I’ve reacted to a bad challenge but I haven’t used my hands or anything. The next thing, I’m confronted by staff, players and I’m sent off.”

Asked what he was thinking as Duffy came towards him, Lennon replied:

He wants his square go, and I’ll oblige him. He wasn’t coming over for a chat. Listen, I’ve a lot of time for Jim but I’m not having that.”

Duffy told the BBC afterwards: “There was obviously a bit of a fracas. Neil wasn’t happy with Kudus’s challenge. The referee was going to send him off anyway.

“Obviously there was a few people involved, myself included. I think it would be wrong for that to deflect from our team’s performance tonight.

“Maybe it was handbags with a few things inside the handbags. It’s one of these things that happens sometimes. I’m sure Neil will say the same. It’s emotion, it’s passion.”

Hibs remain 10 points clear of Morton at the top of the table after last night’s result.

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