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Celtic condemn fan misconduct after missile incident during Rangers clash

Celtic Football Club is set to engage with Police Scotland following a disturbing incident during Sunday’s heated encounter against arch-rivals Rangers.

The match, which ended in a 3-3 draw with Rangers netting in stoppage time, was marred by scenes of unruly behaviour from a section of the Ibrox crowd.

TV footage captured the unsettling moment when projectiles, including coins and a glass bottle, were hurled towards Celtic’s assistant manager John Kennedy and midfielder Matt O’Riley.

The incident has sparked outrage within Celtic’s ranks and beyond, prompting swift condemnation from the club.

A spokesperson for Celtic minced no words in denouncing the deplorable actions, stating, “The repeated targeting of our players and staff with missiles is quite appalling and completely unacceptable.”

The gravity of the situation is underscored by the confirmation that a glass bottle was indeed thrown at Matt O’Riley following his first-half penalty.

Celtic has wasted no time in addressing the issue, promptly raising their concerns with Rangers and cooperating with law enforcement agencies in their investigations.

The club’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its players and staff is resolute, and they’re determined to hold those responsible for such misconduct accountable.

The clash between Celtic and Rangers is one of the most fiercely contested fixtures in world football, steeped in decades of history and rivalry.