Ange Postecoglou has blasted the Rangers supporters that threw an item at Greg Taylor in Monday’s 2-2 draw at Ibrox. Following the game, it became clear that Celtic supporters and a player had been targetted by missiles, with one supporter requiring to receive treatment.
The Celtic Star exclusively revealed that the Celtic full-back was subject to items being thrown from the Broomloan Stand. Taylor had a metal object – said to be like a bottle opener – thrown towards him as he was down receiving medical attention due to a hamstring injury in the first half.
Speaking to the media conference ahead of the game against Kilmarnock, Postecoglou slammed those that were responsible for such a ‘stupid’ act.
“Greg wasn’t rattled, but it’s annoying and not something you want to see.
“We saw it in another Premiership game last weekend and it’s just nonsense. People should know better these days.
“There are players out there putting their bodies on the line as it is. You don’t need that kind of stuff coming over the fence.
“When you know 99 per cent of the people in the stadium are doing the right thing, it’s sad that a couple seem to think something like that would have an effect.
“Players are out there giving their all for their teams. Irrespective of which side you support, you should be able to support them without doing any stupid things like that.”
Ange is referencing the Hearts goalkeeper, Zander Clark, who was struck by a missile from the away end from the Hibs end. Fan behaviour will move authorities towards considering strict liability or a rehash of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.
This is not the first time that a Celtic player or official has come under attack from Rangers supporters. Back in April, another Celtic member of staff was hit by a glass bottle while going down the tunnel and a bottle was thrown into Joe Hart’s six-yard box.