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Man arrested for alleged online threats against Neil Lennon

A man has been arrested in connection with alleged threatening comments made online against Hibernian manager Neil Lennon.

This follows an investigation into a social media post made after Hibernian's 3-2 victory over Rangers on Saturday.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged material, Scottish TV station STV is reporting.

The man is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

It was earlier confirmed that Police Scotland would take no action against Lennon, after a number of reports were made about his behaviour during the game.

During the match Lennon appeared to celebrate Simon Murray's 21st minute equaliser by turning to the crown and cupping his ears - a gesture that some Rangers fans felt were inflammatory.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said that after reviewing his actions it was established that no criminality took place, and that therefore no further action would be taken.

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