HIBS manager Neil Lennon was livid after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Morton at Cappielow — insisting his side should have been awarded a penalty after an apparent Mark Russell handball in the first half.

Winger Martin Boyle lashed a goalbound shot off the defender, but referee Bobby Madden waved play on, despite the ball appearing to cannon off the left-back’s hand.

Lennon couldn’t believe his men weren’t given the spot-kick, going as far as to question if there may be ‘an agenda’ against his side.

He said: “I don’t get it, maybe there is an agenda, I don’t know. Maybe I’m getting paranoid. Their player used two hands to block a goal-bound shot. I just don’t understand it.

“I’ve no qualms with the penalty Morton got, but everyone could see what happened with the other incident.

"I need an explanation but I’ll not get one. It’ll be ‘it’s poor old Lenny being the victim again’.

“But I’m starting to think that there is an agenda. We have had five red cards this season and three were rescinded — I wonder if that’s a record.

“I don’t know of any team in one season — and we’re not even finished yet — who have had three red cards rescinded. That’s cost us points.

“I just didn’t like the referee’s performance and I want an explanation because it’s not one hand that’s stopped the shot, it’s two hands.”