Copenhagen goalscorer charged with police assault in Celtic game

The incident allegedly occurred during the Europa League match on Thursday night.

Copenhagen goalscorer charged with police assault in Celtic game SNS
Match: Copenhagen goalscorer Michael Santos puts his side 1-0 up.

Copenhagen goalscorer Michael Santos has been charged with assaulting a police officer during Thursday night’s clash with Celtic at Parkhead.

The incident allegedly occurred during celebrations after Copenhagen went 2-1 up in the Europa League match.

Police Scotland confirmed the 26-year-old and a 42-year-old member of the Copenhagen backroom staff had been charged with assault.

A force spokesman said: “Two men, aged 42 and 26, were charged in connection with an assault. A report will be made to the Procurator Fiscal.”

On Friday afternoon, the Crown Office confirmed the case was “under consideration”.

A spokesman stated: “The Procurator Fiscal has received a report concerning a 26-year-old male in relation to an alleged incident in Glasgow on February 27.

“The report remains under the consideration of the Procurator Fiscal.”

Copenhagen’s entire squad returned home to Denmark after the game.

A statement on the Danish club’s website said: “After Pep Biel’s 2-1 goal at Celtic Park there was turmoil in front of the FCK fan section after an official grabbed Pep Biel during the celebration.

“One of our stewards tried to prevent a clash and was led away and talked with Scottish police.

“Michael Santos also talked with the police, who subsequently have charged them both.

“They travelled home with the team, and we are now waiting to see if the Scottish police will pursue the case. We will cooperate if they want more information from the club.”

Six home supporters and two away fans were also arrested at the match for alleged minor disorders.

Celtic went on to lose 3-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate.