Celtic have today released quotes to media outlets regarding the derby fallout from Sunday’s match at home to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

A spokesperson has condemned supporters in the away end for throwing missiles and engaging in ‘sickening’ chants aimed at our supporters and players.

The Daily Record report that they understand striker Leigh Griffiths “was targeted from the away end by chants about his mental health and several songs were sung about the Celtic Boys Club scandal.”

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As quoted by the paper, a club official 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.”

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths / (Photo by Paul Ursachi/MB Media/Getty Images)

Christie debacle also addressed

Meanwhile, the club will be looking to defend Ryan Christie after he was cited by the Scottish FA for an incident involving Alfredo Morelos.

 

As reported by The Daily Mail, the Scotland international has been accused of grabbing Morelos during Sunday’s match and now faces a two-game ban, with the hearing due to take place on January 6th.

Celtic though are clearly not happy, with a short statement released to the paper.

It said: “We are absolutely astonished at this decision. Clearly we will defend Ryan vigorously.”

In footage published by BBC Scotland, Christie appeared to be trying to hold back the Colombian forward after losing his balance and failing to make a tackle.

It was reported earlier today that the midfielder already faces a spell out after urgent surgery on a groin issue, the full details of which have yet to be released by the club.

Controversy will no doubt rumble on and I don’t expect it will be the last we hear from Celtic Park this week.

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