Neil Lennon: Penalty decision was personal

Neil Lennon
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Neil Lennon claims that the penalty that knocked his side out of the Scottish Cup semi-finals was given for "personal" reasons.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has claimed that the penalty that knocked his team out of the Scottish Cup semi-finals was given for "personal" reasons.

Craig Beattie scored the last-minute spot kick to give Hearts a 2-1 win at Hampden Park after Marius Zaliukas's shot had been handled.

"Referee told players he thought [Victor] Wanyama handled [Joe Ledley had actually been adjudged to have handled]...feel so sorry for players and fans..I think it's personal myself," Lennon tweeted.

Hearts will face Hibernian in the final following their victory over Aberdeen on Saturday.

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