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Young Celtic fan taken to hospital after being struck by flare

Police have launched an enquiry after the nine-year-old was left injured during the Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Young Celtic fan, nine, taken to hospital after being struck by flare during Real Madrid clash Alan Harvey via SNS Group

A nine-year-old Celtic fan had to be taken to hospital after being struck by a flare during Tuesday’s Champions League match at Parkhead.

Officers were called after receiving reports that a child had been rushed to the stadium’s emergency room with after being hit by a pyrotechnic object minutes before the 8pm kick-off against Real Madrid.

The nine-year-old was taken to hospital for further treatment, where his condition remains unknown.

The incident happened after the Green Brigade fan group held a pyrotechnic display, despite pleas by club officials not to.

Police confirmed that enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

Glasgow City Council have said that they will raise this matter with the Stadium Advisory Group for Celtic Park before determining “an appropriate course of action”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 8pm on Tuesday, police were advised that a young child had been injured after being struck by a pyrotechnic flare within Celtic Park.

“The child was attended to by medical staff at Celtic Park and then due to attend a local hospital for further treatment.

“Enquiries into the incident are continuing.”

A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council said: “We will raise this matter within the Stadium Advisory Group for Celtic Park and determine an appropriate course of action.”

Celtic FC have been approached for comment.