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Lenny slams Dons chief in Ajer row


Angry: Celtic boss Neil Lennon
Angry: Celtic boss Neil Lennon

By Ronnie Esplin

Neil Lennon believes the Scottish Football Association should look at Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack's "irresponsible" criticism of Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.

On his personal Twitter account, Cormack accused Ajer of "feigning injury" after Sam Cosgrove was sent off in the Dons' defeat at Parkhead on Saturday.

The Pittodrie striker received a straight red card for his challenge on the Norwegian before losing his appeal on Tuesday.

After his side's 2-1 win over St Mirren yesterday, which keeps the Hoops five points ahead of Rangers in the table, Lennon said: "It is totally irresponsible and not factually correct. It made me very angry."

Meanwhile, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard laughed off reports linking Rangers with a move for French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud after their 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Ibrox.

French newspaper L'Equipe claimed the Ibrox boss was keen on the Chelsea star and had already made contact with the 33-year-old over a potential deal.

He said: "We are getting linked with some good players. I don't know anything about it, to be honest."

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