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Neil Lennon reacts to Scott Sinclair bust-up at Motherwell

Neil Lennon, manger of Celtic gestures from the touch line during the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round 1st Leg match between Celtic v Nomme Kalju FC at Celtic Park on July 24,...

Celtic's Scott Sinclair made headlines after Saturday's win at Fir Park.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019...

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has said that the incident involving Scott Sinclair after the Motherwell game on Saturday was blown out of proportion.

The Hoops thumped the Fir Park side 5-2 this past weekend but the result was somewhat overshadowed by post-match images of Sinclair.


The Celtic winger appeared to find himself in an angry confrontation with one of the ground staff at Motherwell.

According to The Record, the Fir Park staff member shouted at the 30-year-old to get off the pitch after walking across the turf to take a photo with a young Bhoys supporter.


And Lennon claims that it was simply a 'storm in a teacup'.

He told a press conference on Celtic's YouTube channel: "I think it was just a misunderstanding. We've spoken to Motherwell and it was just a bit of a storm in a teacup, which is usually the case in Scotland."

Not that Sinclair was to blame, because if reports are accurate then the incident stemmed from his kind gesture to the fan, but he'll hope to make headlines for football reasons from here on in.

It's been a subdued start to the season for the English winger, who has been an unused substitute in two of the six times that he's made Lennon's squad.

He has only played 11 minutes of a possible 180 in the Scottish Premiership and having been such a big player for Celtic in their treble Treble success, he'll be desperate to get himself more involved.

Daniel Arzani and Scott Sinclair of Celtic during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC on October 28, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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