Neil Lennon has offered a strong response to the bizarre comments made by Hearts man Loic Damour on Scott Brown earlier this week.

On Thursday, we told you how the Frenchman had let rip at our captain following his side’s 2-0 defeat at Tynecastle on Wednesday. Damour said that Brown is the referee during matches, as well as claiming he didn’t even know the Hoops’ skipper’s surname.

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He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “I enjoyed the battle, especially with Brown, I think his name is. Apparently he is like the king of the league because he can do whatever he wants on the pitch and the referee never says anything.”

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Lennon responds to Damour comments

Lennon was quizzed about the bizarre outburst during his Friday pre-match press conference, and he gave as good as he got.

“I have no idea what that means,” the boss said, as shown on the club’s official YouTube channel.


“The King of Scotland? Well maybe in footballing terms he has been for quite a while.

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“I don’t know what he means by refereeing. We were quite exasperated ourselves by some of the refereeing decisions the other night and certainly nothing to do with Browny.”

There was a degree of laughter around the room when Lennon was giving his answer, probably showing how the comments had been received. Damour’s remarks were strange to say the least but they’re not likely to have caused too much of a stir at Lennoxtown.

Brown has far bigger fish to fry than the former Cardiff City man, and he will do so in the coming months, before putting the midfield in his place again when we meet them in February.

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