Celtic backroom staff member hit by glass bottle during Old Firm v Rangers

The Old Firm match between Rangers and Celtic descended into chaos after glass bottles were thrown onto the pitch at the beginning of the second half.

The biggest game in Scottish football rarely goes the full 90 minutes without some sort of controversy. But the actions of some supporters well and truly crossed the line.

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Aaron Ramsey and Tom Rogic traded finishes in an electric opening seven minutes to set up an incredibly thrilling game. The arch enemies continued to produce a back-and-forth affair before Cameron Carter-Vickers found what turned out to be the winning goal for Celtic against Rangers on the stroke of half-time.

However, rather than carrying that blistering momentum into the second half, both sets of fans had to wait. The game was the subject of a delay after fans threw glass bottles onto the pitch.

Glass bottles thrown at Celtic staff members

The incident resulted in ground staff having to remove shards of broken glass from Joe Hart‘s penalty area. But even more shockingly, one of the bottles hit a member of Celtic staff, who required stitches in his head.

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou condemned “a couple of idiots” after his staff member suffered the injury.

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As per BBC Sport, he elaborated: “It is disappointing because this is a fixture that gets beamed around the world. Two teams going at it, first and second spot. You don’t need a couple of idiots ruining it. I don’t know what people are trying to achieve by doing that.

“I’m sitting here now as the winning coach, and that kind of taints my view of it. But I thought anybody watching that would agree it was a good game of football.”

Furthermore, Rangers counterpart Giovanni van Bronckhorst added: “It’s never good the game has to be stopped”. He also stated that “safety is first”.

Police Scotland are currently investigating the incidents.

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