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‘SICKENING CHANTS’: CELTIC SLAM GERS FANS

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CELTIC have hit out at a series of incidents involving Rangers fans during the team’s 2-1 defeat at Parkhead on Sunday.

The champions have accused away supporters of targeting home followers with missiles as well as directing “sickening chants” at players.

Only 800 visiting fans were in attendance, but the Hoops say there was a number of incidents that they will look to deal with in the near future.

According to reports in the Daily Record, it is also understood Leigh Griffiths was targeted with chants about his mental health and several songs were sung about the Celtic Boys’ Club scandal.

A Celtic spokesperson said: “We are aware of a number of incidents from Sunday’s match including Celtic supporters being targeted with missiles from the away support, something which has unfortunately happened on numerous occasions previously.

“We are also aware of a number of other unsavoury incidents involving the away support, including sickening chants directed at our players and supporters.

“However, as we always do, Celtic will deal with these and all other incidents responsibly and in a dignified and professional manner and in a way which protects the greater good of the game.”

Steven Gerrard’s team moved to within two points of their rivals at the top of the Premiership with their first win in the east end of Glasgow since 2010.

Nikola Katic scored their winning goal in the 56th minute after Odsonne Edouard had nullified Ryan Kent’s strike before the interval.

The encounter ended on an explosive note when Gers striker Alfredo Morelos was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card from referee Kevin Clancy for a dive in stoppage-time.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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