By Alan Hutton
Alan Hutton has told Celtic to do more to prevent fans bringing flares into Parkhead.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Rangers and Spurs defender urged the Hoops to put out a statement condemning the “unacceptable” behaviour.
As reported by the BBC (8 September), the police are investigating an incident where a nine-year-old fan was injured by a flare as the Celts took on Real Madrid on 3 September.
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The incident is said to have taken place next to the Green Brigade section of Parkhead where a pyrotechnic display was set off ahead of kick off.
As reported by the Scotsman in 2019, the Green and Whites were fined over £13000 for setting off flares during a Europa League game against Lazio.
The Hoops were fined a further two times for the use of flares during the campaign.
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When asked if Celtic should be doing more to discourage fans from bringing flares into grounds, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think so.
“I think it is always good for the clubs to come out and speak about it and talk to fans and the public about how dangerous it actually is.
“It could take somebody’s eye out, it could burn somebody really seriously so I think it’s something that the club has to take seriously and put out a statement and say it’s not acceptable for this sort of thing to happen in the stands.“
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By Alan Hutton