UEFA reject Brown appeal

Celtic captain Scott Brown has lost an appeal against his extended Champions League ban, manager Neil Lennon has confirmed.

Brown was banned for an additional two matches on top of the automatic one-game suspension for being sent off in the Group H clash against Barcelona on October 1, punishment for flicking a leg out at Neymar after fouling the Brazilian.

The Scotland midfielder, who missed the home game against Ajax last month, was in Switzerland today to plead his case to UEFA's appeals committee but Lennon said: "It has been turned down. We didn't win the appeal. It is disappointing. We thought we had a good case."

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