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Neil Lennon gives away SPL medal to young fan

World of Sport

Neil Lennon stunned fans at Parkhead at the weekend as he gave away his Scottish Premier League winners' medal during Celtic's victory celebrations.

The Celtic boss was parading round the pitch after Celtic's 4-0 thrashing of St Johnstone on Saturday afternoon, greeting fans who had stayed after the match to see the Hoops receive the league trophy for the second consecutive year.

It was a grand gesture from the Celtic boss. Though considering that he already had six SPL medals back home, it may be that he'd just run out of space in his cabinet and couldn't face a trip to Ikea for a bigger one.

But he's still not the most famous Lennon to give away a medal. That title was taken for all time by Beatles legend John Lennon, who sent his MBE back to the Queen in 1969 after coming to the conclusion that he had sold out by accepting it four years earlier.

So is Neil Lennon's medal donation an omen suggesting that he too has sold out? The Northern Irishman has been strongly linked with the now-vacant manager's position at Everton, and he could be on his way to the English Premier League in a matter of weeks.

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Neil Lennon with the SPL trophy

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