Witness appeal after glass bottle thrown onto Ibrox pitch during derby

The second half of the game was delayed as a result of glass on the pitch.

Witness appeal after glass bottle thrown onto pitch during Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox Rob Casey via SNS Group

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident that left glass on the pitch during Sunday’s Rangers vs Celtic game at Ibrox.

A bottle was thrown from the Copland Road stand, which was housing Rangers supporters, at some point between 12.45pm and 1pm as both teams were in the dressing room for half-time.

The second half was delayed as a result of the incident after Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart pointed out the shards of glass in his penalty area that had to be removed by ground staff.

Investigating officers are now appealing for anyone who saw the bottle being thrown to get in touch with them as they look to catch the person responsible.

Inspector Brian Fraser, of Greater Glasgow’s Divisional Violence Reduction Unit, said: “Luckily no-one was hurt as a result of this incident, however, it could have caused serious injury. 

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the bottle being thrown or who has any information about the incident to please get in touch. 

“Anyone with any information which could assist our investigation should call police via 101.”

A Celtic staff member was also hit by a bottle during the game in which they defeated their city-rivals 2-1 to go six points clear in the Scottish Premiership.

On Monday First Minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned the scenes as “mindless and thuggish behaviour”.

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