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Celtic Fans Arrested 'For Using Glue And Expanding Foam On Ibrox Entrances' Ahead Of Old Firm Derby

Rory O'Callaghan

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Celtic Fans Arrested 'For Using Glue And Expanding Foam On Ibrox Entrances' Ahead Of Old Firm Derby

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Three Celtic fans have been arrested for allegedly using glue and expanding foam on entrances to Ibrox to prevent Rangers fans from attending the Old Firm clash.

The incident is alleged to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning ahead of the match, which ended in a 2-1 win for Celtic.

Police Scotland have confirmed that three men have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

The incident is alleged to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning (Image: PA)
The incident is alleged to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning (Image: PA)

A Police Scotland statement read: "Police responded around 2.45am on Sunday, 3 April, 2022 following vandalism at Ibrox Stadium, Govan.

"Officers attended and three men aged 18, 22 and 25 have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident. Enquiries remain ongoing."

A Rangers spokesperson has since told the Scottish Sun: "It's been an attempt from Celtic fans to prevent Rangers fans from getting into the ground."

Sky Sports News editor Anthony Joseph says the alleged incident occurred at entrances to the Broomloan Stand.

He tweeted: "Police Scotland arrested three men at Ibrox after a group vandalised the stadium overnight, ahead of today’s match between Rangers and Celtic.

"Expanding foam was sprayed around the entrances to the turnstiles at the Broomloan end."

Celtic moved six points clear of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 win at Ibrox.

Aaron Ramsey put Rangers in front just three minutes into the match but first-half goals from Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers sealed a comeback win for Ange Postecoglou’s side.

Police Scotland have confirmed they also investigating a shocking incident which occurred during the match, when a glass bottle was thrown onto the pitch before the start of the second-half.

Broken glass was spotted in Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart's penalty area during the half-time interval, which caused the second half to be delayed for a number of minutes.

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Topics: Celtic, Football, Rangers, Scottish Premiership

Rory O'Callaghan
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