Lawwell home set on fire as thugs petrol bomb Celtic CEO’s car as family slept

Peter Lawwell’s home was last night targeted for a petrol bomb attack, with his car parked in the driveway of his family home hit by an explosive device which exploded and the fire according to early reports spread to the Lawwell home, with the family asleep inside the house.

The Celtic CEO’s car was hit by a petrol bomb or similar device and flames quickly spread to the the house, in the south side of Glasgow. Emergency services rushed to the scene with both Police and around eight fire engines in attendance to bring the fire under control. The extent of the damage caused to the family home and the parked cars in the driveway can be seen below. It’s truly shocking. More pictures can be seen here.

The Lawwell family were apparently taken to a safe location after the attack which comes after a weekend of awful anti-Irish Catholic racism and sickening violence in Glasgow City Centre. The Celtic store on Argyle Street was forced to close its doors on Saturday and was vandalised and used as a symbolic toilet by the Ibrox hordes, and Catholic schools in the city were also subjected to similar vile treatment as Scotland’s Shame showed it’s ugly face for the entire world to see.

Credit – Mark Ferguson

Now this attack on the Lawwell family escalates the tensions even further. It should be remembered that Neil Lennon and prominent Celtic Supporters all received death threats and bullets and threatening devices in the post previously.

Of course there is no news yet as to who has targeted the Lawwell household in such a disgraceful manner and hopefully the Police bring these criminals to justice as soon as possible. It doesn’t bear thinking about if this has anything to do with any Celtic supporters but instinct tells us that that would be somehow just too convenient for those who disgraced themselves at the weekend. We saw what they are capable on just a few short days ago, so who would be surprised if it emerges that this attack on Peter Lawwell, his family and his home is the work of Scotland’s Shame?

Time will tell.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

1 Comment

  1. David Potter on

    This is truly shocking. The work of neo-Nazis who really have to be rooted out from our society. Scotland’s Shame indeed!