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Neil Lennon sent to the stands for his celebration of Hibernian’s equaliser against Rangers

The former Celtic boss was dismissed in the closing stages at Easter Road after Hibs battled back from 5-3 down

Celtic till he dies.

Neil Lennon was sent to the stands after running on the pitch to celebrate Hibernian’s dramatic equaliser against Rangers in a thrilling 5-5 draw.

The Hibs boss danced with delight after Jamie Maclaren netted his hat-trick in the 93rd minute to rescue a point for his side in an enthralling fixture.

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon ran onto the pitch as he celebrated his side’s equaliser against Rangers

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Hibernian boss Neil Lennon ran onto the pitch as he celebrated his side’s equaliser against Rangers

The classic ‘aeroplane’ celebration

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The classic ‘aeroplane’ celebration

Lennon would have been in seventh heaven after the 22nd minute, with the Edinburgh outfit racing into a three-goal lead.

Florian Kamberi opened the scoring in the tenth minute, before goals from Scott Allan Maclaren added to Rangers’ woe.

But the Glaswegians then banged in five times without reply to silence the home crowd.

Maclaren then halved the deficit in the 70th minute, before prodding home his effort in the 93rd minute to spark jubilant scenes from his manager.

Hibs star Jamie Maclaren netted his hat-trick in the 93rd minute to rescue a point in the 5-5 draw

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Hibs star Jamie Maclaren netted his hat-trick in the 93rd minute to rescue a point in the 5-5 draw

Former Celtic boss Lennon was overcome with joy following the dramatic equaliser at Easter Road

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Former Celtic boss Lennon was overcome with joy following the dramatic equaliser at Easter Road

Former Celtic manager Lennon darted onto the pitch, where he immediately broke out the ‘aeroplane’ celebration.

The former Northern Ireland international wasn’t fussed in the slightest after being sent off by referee Andrew Dallas, as Hibs condemned Rangers to a third place spot in the table.

Speaking on his celebration, Lennon told BT Sport: “Well I was getting a bit of stick as you can imagine from the Rangers supporters, so I had to give them a bit back.

“I got sent off, but I’ll take it. It was worth it. It was bonkers, absolutely bonkers. But I told you before the game we would go for it.

“We’re 3-0 up up… I can’t believe I’m saying this but we needed the fourth!

“It just sums our season up, just exciting, exhilarating, great football and just really proud of the players and the reporters.”