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Gary Caldwell Has Little Sympathy For Neil Lennon Over Coin Incident

Gary Caldwell Has Little Sympathy For Neil Lennon Over Coin Incident

Gary Caldwell has little sympathy for Neil Lennon over the controversial coin incident at Tynecastle tonight.

The Partick Thistle manager was a pundit on BBC Sportsound tonight and was watching on as Hibs and Hearts played out a tense affair in Edinburgh.

There were no goals in the game, but plenty of controversial incidents, including a Florian Kamberi red card and a Hibs fan appearing to throw a punch at Hearts goalie Zdenek Zlamal.

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Lennon was also in the heat of the action too after being hit by a coin thrown from the home supporters towards the end of the match.

The Hibees gaffer was seen having a little pop back at the home support after their late goal was called offside.

Seconds later, the coin hit him from behind the dugout and the Northern Irishman was on the ground receiving treatment.

It’s an incident that was debated by the commentary team on BT Sport, as well as their pundits – and plenty more have had their say on it on Twitter.

And Caldwell is among those to give his opinion, speaking on BBC Sportsound about how Lennon brings a lot of this stuff on himself.

Per thescottishsun.co.uk, the Jags boss said: “I think he brings a lot of it on himself.

“Whoever throws something from a stand should be ejected immediately but Neil Lennon was goading the fans as that goal got disallowed.

“As managers, coaches, players, we have to have a level of professionalism to not incite that and I think at times he does.”

That’s a controversial opinion from Caldwell as he’s currently a manager in the SPFL and was a teammate of Lennon at Parkhead during their playing careers.

Lennon spoke post-match about how he receives plenty of stick and was simply giving some back to the Hearts fans after their goal was disallowed.

And we’d expect he won’t be happy reading Caldwell’s opinion on it all.

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