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Celtic hire Top QC for Lennon’s SFA appeal

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Celtic have reportedly brought in top QC Paul McBride to aid Celitc and Neil Lennon in the fight against his six match touchline ban.

The Parkhead side claim that Lennon wasn’t given a fair hearing and will use the appeal hearing to expose, what they see as a flawed SFA disciplinary system.

Celtic will base their appeal on three points according to the Sunday Mail:

1 – The SFA disciplinary committee failed to give Lennon a fair hearing last Tuesday when they dished out the ban.
2 – That they came to the wrong decision based on the facts of the case.
3 – The penalty imposed was excessive and inappropriate for a first offence.

Celtic will also reportedly challenge a match official’s right to bring a charge against a manager and then appear in support of the charge. Celtic believe that process denied Lennon an impartial hearing.

And they also claim that there are several damaging inconsistencies in the evidence of the match officials.

And this latest move to bring on board QC McBride into the fray could further increase the tension between the club and the SFA.

Source: Daily Record

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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