Hibs' Rowan Vine censured over Neil Lennon Twitter comments

Hibs striker Rowan Vine

Hibernian forward Rowan Vine has been censured over .

Vine had been accused of making "offensive comments on Twitter suggesting the use of violence".

The remarks were made by the 31-year-old on the social networking site following between Hibs and Celtic at Easter Road in October.

Vine's comments followed Lennon's criticism of Hibs' defending as "shocking" and "reckless".

Responding on Twitter, Vine said: "I hardly touched the boy and there were no 'reckless' tackles in the game.

"Might get me mate Alan Shearer to send him another size 9 Umbro Speciali in the dish if he don't pipe down."

Vine went on to admit that he had never met the former England captain, nor Lennon, despite his reference to an incident during a Newcastle-Leicester match in 1998.

Responding to a tweet from Lennon asking "did I read that right?", Vine replied: "Was light-hearted, just thought your comment was poor, thought it was a good physical game.

"Apologies obviously if you've taken offence."

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