Police use CS Spray on Celtic and Hearts hooligans


Police had to use CS Spray to stop violent clashes between Hearts and Celtic football hooligans in Ednburgh. Mounted Police were also used, as running battles broke out between rival fans in the Gorgie area of the city, before and after Wednesday’s game.

A police spokesman said, “Inquiries are under way in order to identify those responsible for the disorder”

According to some reports, bottles and coins were thrown by Celtic supporters before kick off. And after game, which Celtic lost 2-0, fights broke out between both sets of fans in the Murieston area. Police are also investigating several reports that a Celtic fan was slashed in a bar.

The confrontation is allegedly believed to have started after Police kicked out a Celtic supporter from the away end, and there is set to to be an enquiry into reports that seats were smashed by the away support, as well as catering stalls and toilets being vandalised.

An inquiry will also look into reports that seats were smashed by visiting supporters, as well as vandalised catering stalls and toilets.

A group of Celtic fans were also assaulted in the Roseburn Terrace area. There were two arrests made within Tynecastle, and five fans were ejected.

Source: The Scotsman


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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