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Rangers fan admits threatening to kill Hibernian manager Neil Lennon

A man has admitted to making threats against Hibernian manager Neil Lennon. File picture by Andrew Milligan, Press Association

A RANGERS fan has admitted to threatening to kill Co Armagh-born Hibernian manager Neil Lennon.

Sean Cowan, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, pleaded guilty to threatening Mr Lennon, from Lurgan, at Paisley Sheriff Court yesterday.

The 54-year-old wrote he would get a gun and shoot the former Celtic captain and manager in the head after Lennon cupped his ears in celebration during Hibs' win at Ibrox.

He posted the comments on the Facebook page of Rangers fan site Follow Follow on August 12, following Hibs' victory.

"Somebody give me a weapon and I will shoot this little terrorist c**t in the head with impunity," he said.

"I'm serious. I would. I can get one, not a problem.

"Police Scotland are probably all over it now though. I have previous for firearms so I'm expecting a chap soon."

Cowan later deleted the messages but was arrested after a witness took screenshots of the messages and passed them to police.

He will be sentenced next month.

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