Date: 27th November 2018 at 11:58am
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Stewart Robertson has blamed Leigh Griffiths for ‘Rangers’ fans being crushed at Celtic Park.

Yesterday the Daily Record published extracts from a Police Scotland report that partly blamed Celtic players for disturbances at the end of the match which Celtic won 1-0.

As usual after the match the Celtic players saluted their fans which proved to be too much for the defenders of dignity to cope with.

When the Celtic players got close to the wedge of 800 visiting fans housed in the corner of the Lisbon Lions stand many of them rushed to the front of their section in classic ‘haud me back Billy’ fashion.

Taking up the theme at today’s company AGM the Daily Record reported:

Robertson: We cannot have a repeat to scenes after Celtic Park match

A disabled fan asks: “I was injured at the last Old Firm game as a result of the ‘thug like’ behaviour of the Celtic players. Can you comment?”

Stewart Robertson replies “Having seen the effects of what happened in September, players have a responsibility to be very careful about their reaction during and after games because every action can have a reaction.

We cannot have a repeat of that (scenes at the end of the first Old Firm game). Players have to be conscious of what they are doing and we have to hope we don’t see a repeat of that – anywhere.”

Since winning promotion to the top flight in 2016 there has been 12 Glasgow derby matches with Celtic winning 10 and drawing two.

The two drawn matches have provoked wild scenes of celebrations at Celtic Park from visiting fans but no reports of disabled supporters being injured.

In July two Osijek fans were stabbed on their way to watch their team play at Ibrox, following a safety report from Police Scotland UEFA have reduced the allocation of tickets given to visiting fans for European matches at Ibrox.