Celtic legend in hospital following sectarian attack

The former Celtic captain Neil Lennon was treated in hospital early today after being assaulted in Glasgow, according to police. Lennon, now a coach at the club, received treatment for minor injuries following an incident in Glasgow’s West End hours after yesterday’s Old Firm match.Police were called to Ashton Lane at around 12.25am and the former midfielder was taken to hospital and later released after treatment. Lennon has not filed a complaint with Strathclyde police, who said inquiries into the incident were continuing.Celtic later said Lennon was understood to have been knocked unconscious in the attack and had been subjected to sectarian abuse. “We can confirm that while walking home alone last night, Neil Lennon was the victim of a serious assault by two men,” said a club spokesman. “The assault came after Neil was subjected to sectarian abuse. It is understood that during the course of the attack Neil lost consciousness. He was then taken by ambulance to hospital where his injuries were treated and he was later released. Strathclyde police are carrying out an investigation into the assault, and clearly Neil will be fully co-operating with this.”The incident came hours after Lennon was in the Celtic dugout during his club’s 4-2 home defeat to Rangers. Lennon left Celtic in 2007 and joined Nottingham Forest. He later played for Wycombe before returning to Parkhead as a first-team coach.

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