Teen Celtic fan hurled racist abuse and spat at officer at train station

The 17-year-old girl carried out the assaults at Queen Street station after being asked to stop goading Rangers supporters.

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A teenage Celtic fan hurled racist abuse and spat on a police officer after being asked to stop goading Rangers supporters.

The 17-year-old girl carried out her vile conduct at Glasgow’s Queen Street station on April 30.

The teenager was confronted by officers after she shouted, swore and sang songs towards opposition fans following Celtic’s victory over Rangers earlier that day at Hampden Park.

She refused to desist from her conduct and shouted a racial slur to an officer of Asian descent.

The girl then went on to lash out and spit at another officer when being restrained.

The teenager pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

She also admitted two assaults on officers and breaches of bail. 

The court heard that the girl was wearing a Celtic top at the station after the match.

Prosecutor Jacqui Wall said: “She appeared to be antagonising, shouting and swearing at the opposition fans and singing football songs to goad them.”

Officers told the girl to desist which she refused to do and replied: “I’m not going f***ing anywhere.”

She was refused entry to a train and had to be escorted out the station by officers.

The girl was placed under arrest when she called one officer a “P*** b******.”

Other officers attended and the teenager lashed out attempting to kick officers.

The girl was then handcuffed due to her behaviour.

Ms Wall added: “She began to spit out at officers and the spit landed on one of their vests.”

The girl continued to shout abusive comments at officers and was held in custody.

The hearing was told of a later occasion where the girl was found inside Queen Street station before closing time.

She was initially taken to hospital for her safety before she was driven to a police station.

Ms Wall said: “While escorting her from the rear of the vehicle, she punched an officer on his face.”

Her lawyer told the court his client apologised to all involved with the incidents.

Sheriff Joan Kerr put the girl under supervision for two years.

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