When Mourinho responds to the crowd it's nice & # 39; but people say that I put an uproar, says Neil Lennon
Neil Lennon admits that he does not stop waiting for the football authorities to publicly respond to his claim that he was faced with anti-Irish racism while working in Scotland.
The Hibernian manager spoke out last week after he got stuck with a coin during the derby of powderkeg Edinburgh, after which revealed graffiti that said that & # 39; Hang Neil Lennon & # 39; was sprayed on a wall at Tynecastle.
Lennon insisted that he had received support messages in the game and was loved to see Campaign Group Show Racism the Red Card call for the SFA and FA to "anti-Irish discrimination". directed against James McClean of Lennon and Stoke City to investigate.
Neil Lennon feels he is treated differently than other managers when it comes to extreme antics
He called the ear-cupping of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho on Wednesday night
The 47-year-old claimed, however, that the authorities had done little since he first entered the Scottish game as a Celtic player in December 2000.
SPFL CEO Neil Doncaster refused to comment extensively on the broader fall-out of Edinburgh's derby – or faced with questions from the press – when he attended a media event with premiership sponsors Ladbrokes earlier this week.
I do not understand why he does not want to talk about it when he asks the question, & # 39; said Lennon. "A statement came out Show Racism The Red Card yesterday, so I was happy to see that. It seems that some associations really want to do something about it and others do not. & # 39;
Lennon feels that the authorities have done little during his stay in Scotland to stop the abuse
When asked if he wanted to see a statement from the SFA or SPFL, Lennon added: "That's up to them. I came out and said what I said last week. You do not have to agree, but I am only talking about my own individual circumstances.
& # 39; Those things should have been addressed long ago and I said that last week. They've had 18 years, more, and people can try to change the story they want, but from my perspective that's exactly what it is.
I've been deducting it for a long time and have been laughing for a long time and if the currency incident was sectarian, I do not know. But surely the graffiti off the ground had more sinister undertones from my point of view. & # 39;
Former SFA director Gordon Smith claimed earlier this week that Lennon should have been punished for his behavior before he was hit by the currency. He had turned to Hartenfans when he cheerfully responded to a late strike after Clevid Dikamona was signed off.
Ex-Crewe colleague Danny Murphy was also critical of Loughon's tactics, but Easter Road boss pointed to Jose Mourinho's deafening antics after Manchester United's victory over Juventus on Tuesday night when he claimed he had been portrayed unjustly.
Lennon was on the sidelines when he was hit by a pound coin thrown out of the crowd
& # 39; Have you seen Mourinho last night? Is there any difference? & # 39; Lennon argued. & # 39; And the way that is ported is fun.
I understand why he did it, but it is double standards and it smacks of hypocrisy. Will I be treated differently or otherwise portrayed? Yes of course. It is there in two incidents. One is seen as incentives, inciting an uproar and the pleasure of the other, but they are exactly the same. & # 39;
Convinced that he was unaware of Smith's remarks, Lennon added: "They are experts – they are allowed to express an opinion. I do not agree with it.
& # 39; They have every right to give their opinion, whether or not I agree with it. That's up to me. I do not like this more sacred than your posture, because sometimes we emotionally do emotional things in seconds. Jose was a good example of that. & # 39;
Others, including Ally McCoist, a former lobbyist from the old office, were candid in supporting Lennon and rejecting claims that he & # 39; is making himself & # 39 ;.
Lennon felt the reaction to Mourinho compared to how he is considered to be smelling of hypocrisy
I'd rather listen to Ally's opinion than that of other people, because we're more or less in the same shoes & # 39 ;, urged the former Northern Irish midfielder.
Lennon admitted that he felt that the storm surrounding his remarks was an important factor in St Johnstone's 1-0 loss last weekend. He hopes that the focus will be solely on football if his side goes to Aberdeen for the Premiership broadcast on Friday.
I am looking for a great improvement & # 39 ;, he continued. & # 39; I take responsibility for the defeat last week. Last week I felt in the background for the players with all the hoo-ha, they are not used to that.
& # 39; You could see that there was a lack of focus, not only from the players, but also from the manager. I do not want to bring that kind of stuff to a club like Hibs, so I'll take responsibility for what happened last weekend. I am now looking for a response at Pittodrie. & # 39;
When asked if he had considered leaving his post after the events of the past nine days, Lennon added, "I do not answer that. I'm still here.
Lennon is looking for a major improvement in the defeat of St Johnstone while Hibs travels to Aberdeen
I'll make that decision, but at the moment I just concentrate on a very important game. You are bringing back stuff from last week and we have hardly touched the game tomorrow and that is what our attention is focused on this week. But people have opinions and I have placed mine there last week and you do not have to agree with it. & # 39;
The sixth seeded Hibs are above Aberdeen only on goal difference, with Derek McInnes & # 39; side after a recent increase in the results.
"They have found their shape again," said Lennon, who secured Lewis Stevenson until 2021 on a new contract. & # 39; I think they had a huge advantage over the semi-finals victory (more than Rangers).
& # 39; I have a huge admiration for Derek and the job he did there. They achieved a great result last weekend at Kilmarnock. That is not an easy place to go and come from behind, so they have clearly got enough character. & # 39;
David Gray and Paul Hanlon are out for Hibs, while Thomas Agyepong and Emerson Hyndman have doubts.