Hibs Irish Catholic coach suffers sectarian abuse ‘every day’

Hibs Irish Catholic coach suffers sectarian abuse ‘every day’ Neil Lennon receiving assistance after being hit by a coin at Tynecastle.

The head coach of a Scottish football team is subjected to sectarian abuse every day because he is an Irish Catholic who played for Celtic, according to his agent.

After Neil Lennon, head coach of Hibernian, was hit with a coin at a recent Edinburgh Derby match between renowned rivals Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian at Tynecastle, his friend Martin Reilly called for action.

Previously Mr Lennon was assaulted at Tynecastle while managing Celtic in 2011 and on other occasions was knocked unconscious and has received viable parcel bombs.

“These things have been going on since he came into Celtic in 2000.

“He made his debut at Dens Park and basically nobody really knew who he was then. He was targeted from the first kick of the ball at Dens Park.

“And we’re in 2018 and it’s still going on,” said Mr Reilly.

He added the coach suffered sectarian abuse outside of football “every single day of his life” ever since his first match.