Celtic will appeal Albian Ajeti SFA 'dive' charge says Neil Lennon

Celtic will challenge the Scottish FA over the disciplinary charge handed out to Albian Ajeti in the wake of Tuesday’s 4-0 win over Kilmarnock.

A penalty is awarded to Celtic after Albian Ajeti is brought down by Colin Doyle during the Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on February 02, 2021, in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)
A penalty is awarded to Celtic after Albian Ajeti is brought down by Colin Doyle during the Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on February 02, 2021, in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

The Swiss striker scored in the win at Rugby Park and was also awarded a penalty by referee Kevin Clancy, converted by Odsonne Edouard. Post-match analysis led to the striker being cited to a Hampden hearing on Monday – but Neil Lennon says Celtic will appeal the simulation charge.

Lennon said: "It is a penalty. He has had contact to the back of his foot, or ankle. The keeper has made contact, he has gone down, the referee has given a penalty. I don't see any simulation.

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"Simulation is where there is no contact. There is obvious contact, you can see that quite clearly.

Albian Ajeti of Celtic scores his team's fourth goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on February 02, 2021 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

"I don't understand why these charges have been brought up against Albian, we don't agree with at all so we will be appealing it of course."

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