A story so captivating and tragic, William Shakespeare could have penned it.
Neil Lennon was struck with a pound coin during the Edinburgh derby last night.
The Hibernian manager was hit in the face by a projectile thrown at him by a Hearts fan sat in the Main Stand at Tynecastle Park.
And while that’s obviously inexcusable, he sort of had it coming…
ACT 1: With the game locked at 0-0, Hearts appear to score a stoppage-time winner.
Cue pandemonium in the stands.
ACT 2: The goal is ruled out for offside.
Cue pandemonium in the dugout as Lennon goads the home fans in a fashion rarely seen from a manager.
ACT 3: Our tragic hero receives his comeuppance… in the form of a juicy pound coin.
POW! Right in the kisser.
“It’s unsavoury to say the least,” Lennon said after the game.
“It’s unacceptable. People will say I was winding the crowd up, I wasn’t.
“I was just giving a bit back for the abuse I was taking for 90 minutes.”
Further proof, not that we need it, that Scottish football is delightfully wild.
The two rivals meets again on December 29th.
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