SFA compliance officer asks Celtic boss to explain comments
Neil Lennon criticised referee Willie Collum for failing to award his team a last minute penalty.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has received a letter from the Scottish FA's compliance officer asking him to explain comments he made after the recent Scottish Communities League Cup final.
Lennon criticised referee Willie Collum in his post-match interview, after the official failed to award a last-minute penalty to striker Anthony Stokes.
Stokes was booked for simulation after tumbling in the box under a challenge from Kilmarnock's Michael Nelson. The Ayrshire club won the trophy 1-0, following Dieter van Tornhout's headed goal.
"It's a stonewall penalty, a shocking decision, absolutely shocking," Lennon said after the game. "The guy lunges at him, takes his leg away, doesn't get anywhere near the ball. So, it's a penalty and a red card.
"For me it's a criminal decision that has cost us a treble."
Lennon has until March 30 to respond to the Scottish FA correspondence. The manager has an outstanding, suspended fine levied against him for comments made after a fixture with Hearts in November 2010.
The suspended punishment, under which he would have to pay a £5,000 penalty, expires on June 30 this year.