There's some big derbies in British football and one of them that's certainly up there is the all Edinburgh affair between Hibernian and Hearts. There's no love lost between either club or sets of supporters, with these clashes often resulting in plenty of goals, drama and entertainment. Wednesday night saw them meet at Tynecastle in what looked a pretty exciting game on paper. Hearts are currently the surprise league leaders in the SPL ahead of both Rangers and Celtic, meaning that three points over their rivals would be crucial.
The pair ended up playing out a goalless draw during a high octane 90 mins in Edinburgh. Both sides had chances but like usual it was littered with controversy which made it an entertaining watch. First up Hibs went down to 10 men with 25 minutes remaining on the clock following the dismissal of Florian Kamberi for a second bookable offence which put them under some serious pressure. But that wasn't the main source of drama - the clock was ticking with just seconds remaining and Hearts thought that they had won the game through Clevid Kikamona, only to be denied by the linesmen's flag for offside.
Lennon had received some intense criticism from the fans during the course of the game so he fully took advantage the situation to gloat in the faces of the Hearts supporters - something which they didn't react too kindly to. The barrage of abuse and it came to its head when one supporter decided throw a coin which struck him in the face! The play stopped so he could receive treatment and shortly afterwards Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal went down holding his face after walking over to the Hibs fans - fortunately though he was able to continue to see out the game.
It was a ridiculous sequence events which is going to be dealt with by the authorities. Lennon was clearly angry but he took it in decent spirits when interviewed post-match - "It was a pound coin (which was thrown), so he must have a few quid on him!
Watch the footage below: (Courtesy of @SkyFootball & @BTSportFootball)