Morton manager denies asking Neil Lennon for fight

"Yes, I acted immaturely - but I'm not 12 years old"

BY Raf Diallo 12:56 Thursday 30 March 2017, 12:56 30 Mar 2017

Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

Morton manager Jim Duffy has denied that he asked Hibernian boss Neil Lennon for a fight during their match last night.

He says Lennon's suggestion that he wanted a "square go" is untrue, because he's "not 12 years old".

The pair were sent to the stand after a shoving match near the end of their Scottish Championship draw.

Each side also had a player sent off in the clash.

'Firstly, I would like to say that I watched the footage on television last night and, from my point of view, I was embarrassed when I saw my reaction," he told the Morton official website.

"I am not going to get involved in a public debate with the Hibs manager, but what I would state is that I categorically, 100 per cent did not ask for a 'square go' or use anything even remotely like that term.

"Yes, I acted immaturely - but I'm not 12 years old."

After the match, Lennon had said: "The next thing I've got the Morton manager asking for a square go - fair enough, I won't back down, with their assistant manager, and their players coming at me.

"I reacted in the way any manager would. It was disgraceful and the Morton boy's behaviour was embarrassing."

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