Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes the sending off of Peter Crouch in the 4-0 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday night was “rash”.
Talking to Sky Sports, Jenas said: “I think the referee was a little bit rash. Maybe it was inexperience on his part more than anything.
“At some point you have a word, you just talk to the player, rather than dishing out cards every two minutes.”
Meanwhile, Lennon, who was taken ill immmediately before kick-off, has said via Twitter that he will not be made a scapegoat for the defeat, saying that the club doctors had been helping him with his illness since Sunday, and were well aware of his condition.