John Hartson has blasted Rangers fans who reportedly “attacked” Celtic star Scott Sinclair at Glasgow Airport on Sunday.
The Daily Record has reported that Sinclair, 28, was harried by a number of Gers fans in the BA lounge while he was waiting to board a flight.
It was understood that the former Chelsea and Manchester City attacker was attacked verbally and not physically, leading to three men being removed from the airport by police.
Ex-Celtic striker Hartson was clearly sickened by the abuse that Sinclair got, even though he had not involved in Sunday’s Old Firm win for the Hoops at Ibrox.
“It’s a sad scenario when I need to organize a flight that arrives into Glasgow before the Rangers fans arrive from the game .As I know it would be abuse/threats.. abusing Scott Sinclair get a life,” he said on his personal Twitter account.
It’s a sad scenario when I need to organize a flight that arrives into Glasgow before the Rangers fans arrive from the game..As I know it would be abuse/ threats.. abusing @Scotty_Sinclair get a life 👎🏻👎🏻
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) March 12, 2018
Football Insider verdict
This is not the first time that some Rangers fans have targetted Sinclair during his time in Scotland with the English attacker also being on the end of vile racial abuse. There’s simply no place for it as at the end of the day, this is a 28-year-old man just doing his job. He is one of them players who just gets his head down and gets on with it. He has not been in the best of form, which is perhaps why he did not feature on Sunday, but he is still someone who has always kept himself to himself and does not deserve this kind of abuse – nobody does.