Only recently there was the cup throw in the German Bundesliga in the game between VfL Bochum and Borussia Mönchengladbach. On Saturday, a cup was thrown in the Austrian Bundesliga. Ried player Stefan Nutz was thrown off a cup by LASK fans. Now there is another scandal in the Scottish league. The duel between the city rivals in Scotland is generally considered to be hard-fought. But this time a line was clearly crossed. In the derby between Celtic Glasgow and Glasgow Rangers yesterday, Sunday, shards of a glass bottle suddenly found themselves in Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart’s (34) penalty area.
After the half-time whistle, Hart pointed out the shards to a steward. The game then had to be stopped. In order to rule out any danger to the players, the stewards then thoroughly examined every millimeter of the penalty area.
Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton then tweeted: “Absolute scumbags! throwing bottles. How low can you sink! That’s how the game will be remembered.” But it wasn’t the only incident. Celtic Glasgow have announced that a member of the coaching staff was hit by a glass bottle towards the end of the first half. He needed stitches after a head wound.
In the end, Celtic had the upper hand 2-0. Aaron Ramsey gave Glasgow Rangers the lead. But just three minutes later, Tom Rogic equalized. Cameron Carter-Vickers then turned the game around from Celtic’s point of view. Despite intense pressure in the second half, Glasgow Rangers were unable to equalize.