Man tweeted bullet threat about Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell

Quality shot of Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.
Peter Lawwell: The Celtic chief was the target of the threatening tweet.SNS Group

A social media user has been sentenced for posting an offensive message on Twitter about Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.

Ryan MacDonald stated that the football boss "needs a bullet" in a tweet on February 14 this year, the day Rangers appointed administrators.

The 21-year-old posted the tweet after Mr Lawwell stated there would be no impact on Celtic if their Ibrox rivals collapsed because of severe financial mismanagement.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday, MacDonald was sentenced to 70 hours community service and hit with a three-year football banning order by Sheriff Wendy Sheehan.

MacDonald, from Aberdeen, previously pled guilty to breaching the peace by sending a message of a threatening or offensive nature.

At the time Rangers appointed administrators, Mr Lawwell said that it would have "no material impact" on Celtic, while he also stated the Parkhead club had a "stand-alone strategy" to deal with the possible collapse of their rivals.

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