Old Firm clash ends with 37 arrests

Police made 37 arrests related to Sunday’s Old Firm clash, which saw rivals Celtic and Rangers meet for the first time in almost three years.

celtic v rangers 31115Officers said the vast majority of the 50,000 fans who attended the League Cup semi-final match at Hampden were well-behaved.

A total of 37 people were arrested, with 12 accused of alleged sectarian breaches of the peace.

Celtic secured a 2-0 victory over Rangers amid a large police presence at the national stadium in Glasgow.

The Hoops will now meet Dundee United, who beat Aberdeen 2-1 in the first semi-final at Hampden on Saturday.

Police Scotland said 23 people were to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today, 11 have been reported to the procurator fiscal and a further three were handed fixed penalty notices.

Event commander Chief Superintendent Andy Bates said last night: ”As usual the vast majority of the 50,000 fans were here to enjoy the game and support their respective team; they deserve credit for their excellent behaviour.

”However, again, it is the minority of fans who spoiled the occasion by, for example, setting off flares and singing sectarian songs.”

Police said that of the 37 arrests, 19 were made in and around the stadium.


Final score:
Celtic 2-0 Rangers
League Cup, Hampden Park
Att: 50,925



Original: http://www.arbroathherald.co.uk/news/scottish-news/old-firm-game-leads-to-37-arrests-1-3677179

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