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Celtic demand UEFA answers over Juventus ref

ESPN staff
February 15, 2013
Celtic were beaten 3-0 by Juventus © Getty Images

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed the club are pushing UEFA for answers over referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco's performance in their 3-0 defeat to Juventus.

Celtic were incensed that the officials had allowed manhandling to take place on several occasions during corner kicks in Tuesday's Champions League clash, with Lennon saying after the match at Parkhead that he felt Mallenco had been "very pro-Juventus".

The Bhoys now plan to submit video evidence to the governing body.

"The referee didn't do his job and there has been a lot of talk since Tuesday night regarding it so we are looking for clarification on the referee's decisions during the game," Lennon said.

"We are going to compile a DVD and send it to them (UEFA) and wait and see what answers we do get."

He added: "You don't see our players doing that. There were pictures of the shirt coming off Gary Hooper's back - credit to him for keeping his cool."

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