Lennon jokes he’s wearing shin guards in TV appearance with Souness


HIBS manager Neil Lennon joked on TV he was wearing shin guards in case fellow pundit Graeme Souness kicked him under the table.

Hibs beat Rangers 3-2 at the weekend at Lennon apparently feared Ibrox legend Souness might want retribution.

Lennon, who formerly managed Celtic, was appearing with Souness on Irish TV station TV3.

The pair were providing punditry on Liverpool’s Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim last night.


Lennon joked he was wearing shinguards to protect himself against Souness


Last weekend, Lennon’s Hibs side defeated Rangers 3-2 at Ibrox in controversial circumstances with some sections of the Gers support claiming that he had goaded them with his goal celebrations.

When the presenter, Tommy Martin, congratulated Lennon on his side’s Ibrox victory, the Hibs boss responded: “I’ve got shin guards on just in case Graeme was kicking me under the table tonight.


The presenter, Tommy Martin, copied Lennon’s gesture from Ibrox


“We’ve started the season very well and it was a very important win for us.”

Tommy then referenced Lennon’s goal celebration by cupping his ear and saying that he hadn’t quite heard his response, as Lennon had done the same to the Rangers fans to suggest he couldn’t hear them after Hibs scored.

The clip ends with Souness saying: “Alright, alright,” as the three men laugh at the joke.
Twitter users have been quick to react to the clip.




Pat Gow wrote: “And that was just because he was sitting beside Souness.”

Whilst Xanadu added: “Nice one Tommy!”

Lennon will not face any police action following complaints made about his conduct during Saturday’s match.

Some of the Rangers fans felt that his actions were “inflammatory” following Simon Murray’s equaliser.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with alleged threatening remarks made on social media in relation to Lennon.