Celtic boss: attack was 'tipping point'

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Celtic Football Club manager Neil Lennon has told how an alleged religiously aggravated attack on him was the "tipping point" in a season that saw him being threatened with bombs and bullets. Mr Lennon was giving evidence in the trial of John Wilson, 26, of Edinburgh, who is accused of attacking him at a Hearts vs Celtic match on 11 May.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Mr Lennon said the game "had an edge to it" with abuse coming from the stands. He said he had felt a glancing blow as he was celebrating a Celtic goal. Mr Wilson denies the charges. His counsel said he does not dispute that he charged at Mr Lennon, but takes issue with the alleged remarks that have been attributed to him. The case continues. PA