Two men appear in court on Celtic Park protest charges

Fans gathered at the stadium following a shock defeat to Ross County last year.

Two men appear in court on Celtic Park protest charges SNS Group

Two men are accused of being involved in alleged disturbances at a Celtic Park protest.

Kevin Maguire, 37, and Kieran Martin, 22, deny separate charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the stadium on November 29 last year.

Fans gathered at the stadium following the Hoops’ shock Scottish Cup exit to Ross County.

Supporters called for the sacking of manager Neil Lennon and the club’s board of directors.

Prosecutors claim Maguire behaved in an aggressive manner and broke through fencing as part of a police cordon and ran towards the stadium.

He is also accused of breaching coronavirus regulations by participating in a public gathering outdoors in a level four area which was attended by more than six people from more than two households.

It is claimed Martin, while acting with others, shouted, swore, gesticulated and threw items at police officers.

The charge further states he charged at police officers and kicked out at them.

The pair pled not guilty at separate hearings at Glasgow Sheriff Court and were granted bail.

Martin, of Irvine, Ayrshire, had a trial set for May this year.

Maguire, of the city’s Drumchapel, will go on trial at the end of June.

He must adhere to a bail condition not to attend Celtic Park or the club’s Lennoxtown training ground.