HIBERNIAN head coach Neil Lennon has been hit with two Scottish Football Association disciplinary charges following his angry reaction to referee Kevin Clancy's penalty award at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Lennon will face charges of misconduct and criticising a match official "in such a way as to indicate bias or incompetence on the part of such match official, or make remarks about such match official(s) which impinge on his character".

Lennon was sent to the stand at Rugby Park and later described the standard of refereeing in Scotland as "Mickey Mouse".

Lennon later admitted he expected to face action and regretted his reaction.

Speaking at a media conference ahead of Wednesday's visit of Hamilton, Lennon said: "I didn't agree with the penalty decision and I didn't agree to me being sent off. However, my reaction to the sending-off was regrettable.

"But it was adding insult to injury. I see other managers behave a lot worse than my behaviour was on Saturday.

"Even when you see the referee come over to talk, I disputed the decision at the time, like any other manager would, there was no conversation between me and the referee and I was sent to the stand. Hence my reaction, which I have already said I regret."