Celtic boss Neil Lennon takes aim at referee after draw with Aberdeen

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hit out at referee William Collum after his side were denied a win at Aberdeen.

Celtic had twice come from behind in the Scottish Premiership clash with Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths putting the Bhoys on level terms.

Ryan Christie’s penalty put Celtic ahead for the first time on the day though Lewis Ferguson’s stoppage time penalty meant the points were shared.

Aberdeen were awarded the late spot kick after McGregor was adjudged to have tripped Connor McLennan.

Celtic are now three points behind Rangers, who are in action against Livingston this afternoon.

And Lennon was left frustrated with the performance of referee Collum, though admitted it wasn’t the reason why his team did not take three points back to Glasgow.

Lennon told BBC Sportsound: "I'm disappointed we haven't won it. We showed the character to come back twice and we then lose that late goal.

“Defensively, we were poor but attacking it was good, particularly in the second half. It's too sloppy defensively though."

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"I'll need to see the penalties again. I thought the referee had a very poor game – decision-making, being influenced by his assistants and some of the decisions were baffling.

“That's not an excuse as to why we dropped points but it didn't add to what was a cracking game of football. I thought he was poor for a referee of his level.

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"There's a little bit of fragility there [Celtic defence] at the minute and when you score three goals away from home you should win the game.

“It will be something that will come with time, we've still got a number of players to come back and they will make us a lot stronger as a squad."

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