Sky Sports wires burned by Celtic fan pyro after title clincher

The broadcaster temporarily lost sound after a flare landed on top of cables.

Sky Sports TV wires burned by Celtic fan pyro in Rugby Park title clincher SNS Group

Pyro from Celtic fans celebrating their league title win caused technical issues during live coverage of the post-match reactions after cables were damaged.

The game at Rugby Park was shown live on Sky Sports and the broadcaster temporarily lost sound when talking to Brendan Rodgers’ following his side’s 5-0 win.

The Hoops sealed their third Premiership title in a row after the victory put them six points clear of second placed Rangers with only one game remaining.

After the game a flare thrown from the end of the stadium housing the away fans landed on wires that were set up pitch side to conduct interviews with the manager and winning squad.

Fans watching the coverage live couldn’t hear Rodgers as he spoke about his teams’ achievements this season to former Celtic boss Neil Lennon and James McFadden.

At the end of the coverage Sky Sports revealed that it was caused by a sound wire being damaged during the celebrations.

Host Eilidh Barbour said: “Flares and TV broadcasts don’t work too well, one of them burnt through one of our sound wires, which is why we couldn’t hear what Brendan Rodgers was saying when he came over.”

The broadcaster later tweeted: “A pyrotechnic burnt through a sound-wire hence earlier’s on-air technical issues.”

Supporters have been repeatedly warned about the dangers of using pyrotechnics inside stadiums after a string of incidents this season including a young Dundee fan being left injured after he was burnt during a game against St Johnstone.

Celtic will now be awarded the Premiership trophy after they take on St Mirren in the final game of the league season on Saturday.

The following week they will make their way to Hampden for the Old Firm Scottish Cup final as they look to secure a league and cup double.

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