Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou responds to despicable broken glass incident in derby

By John McGinley

April 3, 2022

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has condemned the incident at Ibrox today that put the safety of his players at risk.

Joe Hart emerged from the tunnel after half-time to find broken glass all over his penalty area, seemingly thrown onto the pitch by Rangers supporters behind his goal.

Sky Sports posted clear footage of it all on social media.

It was absolutely moronic for a number of reasons, not least because it could have harmed players from both teams.

Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Postecoglou wasn’t happy after the game, telling BBC Scotland: “I found out when we came out and Joe came and said to me. It’s unfortunate and it shouldn’t happen.

“I thought there was a cracking atmosphere at the game, to me it was a proper derby, two teams going at it, the crowd were up and everyone played their part.

“You don’t need things like that to detract from what I thought was a great spectacle otherwise.”

Postecoglou won’t want to create too many headlines around this. He’s a classy man and will let the club and perhaps even other authorities take care of the fall-out.

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It’s absolutely unacceptable though. We all appreciate the intensity of the derby. There’s a big build-up, emotions run high. But to potentially harm players on the pitch is despicable and out of order.

Hopefully Celtic get assurances and action from Rangers and the SPFL in the wake of this. If this was a match in UEFA competition, there would be severe consequences.

In other news, Carl Starfelt posts Celtic celebration scenes from inside dressing room on Instagram.