Police open investigation into 'headbutt' at Rangers v Celtic SWPL clash

Celtic manager Fran Alonso appeared to be headbutted following a 1-1 draw with Rangers on Monday night.

Police open investigation into ‘headbutt’ at Celtic v Rangers in SWPL clash at Broadwood Stadoum SNS Group

Police have opened an investigation after the Celtic manager appeared to be headbutted by a Rangers coach following a fiery Old Firm in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.

The incident took place in the aftermath of a 1-1 draw at Broadwood Stadium on Monday evening.

Footage that went viral on social media appeared to show Rangers coach Craig McPherson headbutt Celtic manager Fran Alonso in the back of the head as he greeted the players leaving the pitch.

The explosive scenes came after Brogan Hay put home side Rangers ahead after half an hour of the first game after the league split into the top six.

A late goal by Caitlyn Hayes secured a point for Celtic as they closed the gap to league leaders Glasgow City.

Police Scotland confirmed that enquires are ongoing into the incident and remain at an early stage.

A spokesperson said: “We have received a report regarding an incident at Broadwood Stadium on the evening of Monday, March 27, 2023.

“Enquiries to establish any criminality are at an early stage.”

A Celtic spokesperson commented: “Clearly this is a hugely concerning incident, falling well below any acceptable standard.

“We understand the matter is now being investigated and it will be up to all relevant authorities to take any appropriate action.”

Rangers FC have been contacted for comment.

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