Hibernian and Rangers played out an exhilarating 5-5 draw today, which finished with Hibs' Jamie Maclaren levelling the game in the 93rd minute having seen his side's three goal lead evaporate. No man took more pleasure in the last gasp goal than Hibs manager Neil Lennon who staged a one man pitch invasion, running onto the green doing the 'aeroplane' celebration before being sent to the stands by the referee.
After the match the Northern Irishman told BT Sports that he had no regrets about his infringement, particularly given the abuse he was getting from the Rangers faithful:
I was getting a bit of stick off the Rangers supporters as you can imagine. I just gave them it back and got sent off. But I’ll take it. It was worth it.
The former Celtic boss could barely hold make the laughs when telling BT Sport that his team needed a four goal cushion in the wake of Rangers' comeback:
It was bonkers – absolutely bonkers. We were 3-0 up – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – but we needed the fourth.
It just sums up our season. It’s been exiting, exhilarating, brilliant football.
I’m really proud of the players and the supporters.
"I was getting a bit of stick off the Rangers supports, I had to give them a bit back. I got sent off, but it was worth it..."
Neil Lennon. Iconic ?pic.twitter.com/hJDgOT2jhS
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 13, 2018
The result meant that Rangers finished the season in third place behind Aberdeen and champions Celtic, who were beaten by Aberdeen in Celtic Park 1-0.