Hackett: 'Police will take action' after 'absolutely outrageous' Celtic incident
The police will likely take action against the Aberdeen fan who threw a bottle at Celtic players as they celebrated their late winner on Sunday.
So says ex-FIFA referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Hoops’ 2-1 win at Pittodrie on 3 October.
Filipe Jota gave Ange Postecoglou’s side the lead with a back-post finish from Anthony Montgomery’s low cross with five minutes left to play.
As Celtic celebrated what proved to be the decisive goal, a bottle was hurled onto the pitch by a member of the home support.
Sky Sports co-commentator and ex-Celtic star Andy Walker labelled the incident “absolutely outrageous”, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Hackett echoed Walkers’ sentiments and predicted that the authorities will come down hard on the Aberdeen supporter in question.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“I compliment Andy Walker, first of all,” he told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitely.
“I think his message echoes the sentiments of everyone in the game. This is unacceptable.
“I think someone will have been arrested, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter if it was a child or not either.
“This is dangerous. It doesn’t matter whether the bottles are plastic, players and referees shouldn’t have to avoid anything that’s thrown onto the pitch.
“The one thing I have confidence in here is that the Scottish FA and the Scottish police will take action. The SFA operate very quickly in these sorts of incidents.”