Bhoys boss charged by SFA.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been charged by the Scottish Football Association after allegedly breaching his touchline ban.
Lennon was accused of ignoring the three-match suspension by being in the “playing zone” within 15 minutes of the final whistle of Celtic’s 3-1 defeat by Motherwell on Sunday.
The former Celtic and Leicester midfielder faces an SFA hearing on May 23, three days before Celtic face Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final, raising the prospect of him being confined to the Hampden Park stands.
Lennon revealed he had been summoned to the Fir Park match officials’ room by referee Euan Norris after the second match of his three-game ban, which was triggered by an SFA charge for using offensive language towards St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin.
Meanwhile, Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels, who has been involved in a public row with Lennon over the PFA Scotland player of the year shortlist, has been accused of breaking two rules over comments he made in a media interview this week.
Kilmarnock have also been hit with a charge relating to Shiels allegedly failing to comply with judicial panel protocol.
Speaking about Celtic, Shiels told BBC Radio Scotland: “They have got a massive influence in the judicial panel and things like that, decisions that’s made. Celtic are the monster of Scottish football.”
Shiels has been accused of both bringing the game into disrepute and not acting in the best interests of football by making comments that “call into question the impartiality of the Judicial Panel and the integrity of another member club of the Scottish FA”.