Celtic Manager Wants SFA's Help In Fight With UEFA Over Juventus Antics
Scottish Premier League Celtic Manager Neil Lennon insists he will not be "fobbed off by UEFA and will enlist the help" of the Scottish FA to fight his case against the Juventus grapplers, according to Craig Swan of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Lennon is "determined to get a response" from European football chiefs ahead of the second-leg tie against the Italians. UEFA is set to "dismiss any Celtic complaints" about Spanish referee Alberto Mallenco’s refusal to punish Juventus players for shirt pulling during last week’s first leg. However, Lennon is not prepared to see the matter "brushed under the carpet" and hopes some assistance from Hampden referees chief John Fleming might get him some answers. Ahead of Tuesday’s SPL clash against St. Johnstone, Lennon said: “We need to make our voice heard and we will pursue this until I get an answer" (DAILY RECORD, 2/19).