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Neil Lennon Blasts Craig Levein and Calls the Hearts Boss Disrespectful

Neil Lennon Blasts Craig Levein and Calls the Hearts Boss Disrespectful

Hibs manager Neil Lennon has branded Hearts boss Craig Levein as disrespectful following the Edinburgh Derby earlier today.

Hearts progressed to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup after overcoming their bitter rivals in a fairly even constest at Tynecastle, with Don Cowie’s 87th minute goal giving the Jambos their first win over Hibs in 10 attempts.

Afterwards, Levein claimed the victory had ‘restored the natural order’ in the capital but when this was put to Lennon, he definitely wasn’t happy.

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Having endured his first defeat to their city rivals since arriving at the club, a clearly perturbed Lennon spoke to the media, via STV, and said: “What does that mean? Restoring natural order… I don’t understand that.

“What is natural order… Hearts beating Hibs every time?

“I think it’s pretty poor, it’s a pretty poor statement to make. It’s disrespectful to my club, my players and me.

“We’ve got two more games to come, we’ll see if natural order is restored then.

“That’s not good. I don’t know what he means by that.

“They haven’t won in nine, that’s my first defeat in five, we also should have won the game here, they got lucky.

“So there’s a lack of humility in that statement, I wouldn’t make a statement like that.”

To be fair, we could argue all day about which club is the biggest, but, regardless, were Levein’s comments disrespectful, and has Neil Lennon taken the bait by responding strongly to his counterpart?

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