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Swearing Neil Lennon sent off for rapid sarcastic clapping as he's held back from referee
Celtic boss Neil Lennon was sent off for a foul-mouthed outburst during the Cypriot Cup final before his Omonia Nicosia won the trophy on penalties on Wednesday.The fiery-haired Northern Irishman took sarcastic clapping to fabulous new heights after being shown a yellow card for dissent in the dying seconds of extra-time by racing towards the referee and rapidly smacking his palms together like he was trying to kill a thousand tiny moths.Needless to say a second yellow followed, which did nothing to calm Lennon, who had to be physically held back by the fourth official and members of his coaching staff as he continued to scream obscenities at the ref.Understandably, social media immediately lapped up Lennon's remarkable outburst."Absolutely no chance that anyone has sarcastically clapped better than this, ever," one fan tweeted."Oh never change, Neil," posted another, while a third wrote: "Love it when Neil Lennon goes full Mike Bassett."Should sarcastic clapping be a bookable offence? Let us know what you think in the comments section.Lennon was allowed back onto the pitch for the celebrations following Omonia's dramatic 5-4 victory in the shootout, with the 50-year-old securing his first trophy since winning the treble with Celtic two years ago, and securing Omonia's place in the Europa League next season too.Lennon's side had battled furiously for the entire game having been reduced to 10 men after just five minutes, and he finally lost his cool after what he perceived to be poor officiating all evening.On Thursday, the Cypriot FA announced that the Briton had been fined for ill-discipline, though it was for an outburst during a match last week against PAEEK Kyrenia, rather than for his moment of madness during the

Neil Francis Lennon (born 25 June 1971) is a Northern Irish football coach and former player who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic. During his playing career he represented English clubs Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Leicester City.

Lennon moved to Scottish club Celtic in 2000, where he made over 200 appearances and was appointed captain in 2005. Before retiring as a player, he returned to England and played for Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers. Lennon made 40 appearances for Northern Ireland in nine years, scoring two goals. Lennon was appointed manager of Celtic in March 2010, initially in a caretaker capacity after the departure of Tony Mowbray.