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Neil Lennon death threats ‘probed by police’

 

 

Police are investigating online comments calling for Hibernian manager Neil Lennon to be ‘shot and killed’ in the aftermath of Saturday’s high-drama encounter between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox. Lennon enraged some of the home supporters with his goal celebrations, which police are already looking into.

 

But threats have been made against the former Celtic manager’s personal safety on a Facebook page frequented by Rangers fans - including several calling for Lennon to be ‘shot’.

 

Police Scotland are urgently probing the comments, and according to the Scottish Sun have already brought in officers from a specialist football liaision unit to assist in the investigation. A spokesperson said: “Police Scotland are aware of offensive and threatening comments posted on social media concerning a named individual. Enquiries are currently ongoing.”Most of the comments are allegedly peppered with sectarian remarks and swearing.

 

One comment reads: “Somebody needs to shoot that f***” while another reads: “Someone give me a weapon and I will shoot this little terrorist c*** in the head with impunity.

 

I’m serious. I would.”Senior figures at Hibs are said to be aware of the comments and are examining them. Lennon has been targeted in the past, being forced to pull out of a Northern Ireland squad in 2002 after reported death threats from paramilitaries - he later called time on his international career as a result - and in 2011 was sent bullets in the mail while he was manager of Celtic.In 2008 he was assaulted in Glasgow city centre, requiring hospital treatment, after an Old Firm match.And in 2012, two men were jailed for sending parcel bombs to a number of high profile figures including Lennon.Lennon has also been the subject of threats on Twitter, and was sent a tweet in 2013 reading: “I’ve got a bullet with your name on it.”

 

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/neil-lennon-death-threats-probed-by-police-1-4531543

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That was quick ...

 

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aye and it's being used to get him off the hook

feckin' dunderheids falling for it and posting pish like that about shootings......

we on here wouldn't fall into that trap now would we !

 

I mean we might end up in hospital or the jail

 

if you can't box clever...don't box

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It was only a matter of time before that maggot made complaints of being oppressed and persecuted.

He was a cancer on Scottish football before he left and has simply returned to what he was before.

He deserves every single piece of abuse he receives. It's his own fault.

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It was STV's 2nd most important news item tonight - the Lennon death threats with all the previous against him, bullets in the post etc, etc...

 

We'll never move on in this country ever...Lennon knows he can do whatever he wants. Can you imagine the headlines if some guy had jumped the enclosure wall and lamped the c***?

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It was STV's 2nd most important news item tonight - the Lennon death threats with all the previous against him, bullets in the post etc, etc...

 

We'll never move on in this country ever...Lennon knows he can do whatever he wants. Can you imagine the headlines if some guy had jumped the enclosure wall and lamped the c***?

 

Was it not him the Hearts supporter went for?

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The issue here is that previous Hibs manager Pat Fenton got banned for an identical gesture a few years ago. Not to mention Andy Hallidays red card against Morton. I didn't agree with either of those decisions, but you can't have one rule for Lennon and another for every body else!

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I usually don't like it and would not have thought ever wishing it, but like Kevin Thomson did it in days gone by, folk like him, Brown or Stokes needed and need to get done cleanly on the park. Do it solid, do it just within the boundaries of the rules, but once or twice within a game should suffice. It's days like these that you wish for a chap like Hurlock and Muscat.

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