Fenlon denies gesturing but slates thrashed Hibs

Sat, 19 May 19:10:28 2012

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon denied gesturing towards taunting Hearts fans after he was sent to the stand in the final seconds of his team's 5-1 William Hill Scottish Cup final drubbing at Hampden.

A Rudi Skacel double and goals from Darren Barr, Danny Grainger - from the spot - and Ryan McGowan had Hearts on easy street. Hibernian's consolation goal came before the break from skipper James McPake.

The one-sided game saw Hibernian defender Pa Kujabi sent off just after the break for picking up his second yellow card for a foul on Suso Santana in conceding the penalty which Grainger tucked away.

As the celebrating Hearts supporters mockingly chanted "There's only one Pat Fenlon", the Irishman appeared to gesture at them and was sent off by referee Craig Thomson. However, Fenlon denied reacting to his tormentors.

"No I didn't," he said. "I made a gesture in relation to the way we were playing. We kept giving the ball away cheaply.

"I don't know what they were singing to be honest. There is a helluva lot made in relation to the gesture but we want to talk about the game, we were well beaten, they were miles ahead of us and it was a difficult day for everybody."


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