Police launch a probe after a Celtic staff member was hit by a bottle during the derby

Scottish police are investigating the shooting of Celtic personnel behind the scenes with a glass bottle during the Premiership match against Rangers in Ibrox.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed that one of his teammates needed medical attention at half-time after being hit by an object thrown from the stands.

It was understood that staff who had head trauma during intermission needed stitches.

Glass bottles collected after the game

The second half was also delayed by a few minutes to clean up the pieces of a broken bottle thrown into the Celtic area.

Postecglou later called those responsible “idiots”.

A Celtic statement read: “We can confirm that one of our back office employees was hit by a glass bottle.

“He needed urgent medical attention and the wound on his head had been stitched up. The matter is now in the hands of the Scottish police. ”

The second half of the Glasgow derby was delayed due to the broken windows being thrown onto the pitch.

Ranger personnel collect broken glass

Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart has voiced his concerns to referee Willie Collum and his staff by pointing to the broken beer bottles surrounding the mouth of the goal.

Sky Sports revealed that broken glass was found on the pitch after being thrown onto the pitch by some of the support Rangers.

This caused play to resume after the circuit was delayed by approximately five minutes, as health and safety cleared the area appropriately.

Celtic beat former rivals 2-1 to top the table by six points with six games to go.

A spokesman for the Scottish police said: “We are aware that a glass bottle was thrown at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow during Rangers’ game against Celtic on Sunday 3 April 2022.

“As a result, one man was injured and had to be treated.

“Investigations are currently underway to determine all the circumstances.”

Source: Herald Scotland