Calderwood backs Lennon protests

13 January 2011 02:30
Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has sympathy with Neil Lennon over the controversial refereeing decisions in Celtic's 1-1 draw with Hamilton. Lennon - the subject of a six-match touchline ban, which Celtic are appealing - was flabbergasted by the performance of referee Willie Collum as the Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders were restricted to a point by bottom club Accies. There were three red cards at New Douglas Park, but Lennon's main complaint centred on the Accies goal, when Martin Canning appeared to be in an offside position and obstructing the view of goalkeeper Fraser Forster. Lennon also thought his Celtic side should have had a penalty before Anthony Stokes netted the equaliser from the spot. Calderwood, who managed Lennon at Nottingham Forest in the 2007/08 season but refuted the notion their parting was acrimonious, said: "The first goal was obviously offside. It was the wrong decision. "When you see it in the replay it's a penalty, but when you see it for the first time it would be debatable."

Source: PA

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