NEIL Lennon has been charged by the Scottish FA for misconduct and criticising a match official.

The Hibernian manager was left furious in the wake of his side's 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock on Saturday following a late penalty decision from referee Kevin Clancy.

Lennon was sent to the stand for sarcastically applauding the call and later labelled Scottish officials 'amateur' and 'Mickey Mouse'.

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He was slapped with two charges by the SFA on Tuesday, the first for misconduct and the second for criticising the performance of match officials.

A hearing is set for Thursday 15 March. 

Speaking after the game, Lennon said: "I'm at my wits end with referees at the minute.

"I've kept low key on it this season but some of the decisions have been absolutely horrendous. You ring John Fleming (the SFA referee’s chief) on a Monday and you get the same yeah, yeah.

"You go round in circles and I've lost a lot of faith in it to tell you the truth. It's amateur. Mickey Mouse stuff.

“The standard needs to get better - they are not good enough.

“Every week we are talking about blatantly obvious decisions which are being called wrong. The standard is declining as the game in Scotland is improving.”