A Celtic fans was ejected out of today’s win over Hearts after being self policed.
Five minutes from the interval Fraser Forster raced out of his penalty box and earned a caution from Willie Collum but it proved to be the end of the match for one fan behind the keeper’s goal.
A bottle was thrown onto the pitch with fans instantly turning on the individual who was quickly ejected from the stadium.
It’ll be interesting to find out the full details later, but it looked like a fan behind Fraser Forster’s goal threw something just now and was outed by his fellow fans and removed from the stadium.
— Tom English (@TEnglishSport) August 25, 2019
Football fans have talked a lot about self policing but there are very few examples of supporters turning in ‘one of their own’ giving the hooligans a comfort blanket to throw missiles.
At Tynecastle last November Neil Lennon was hit by a missile thrown from the main stand, no Hearts fan has ever been charged.
In March a bottle of Buckfast was thrown at Scott Sinclair during a Scottish Cup tie at Easter Road. The police and stewards were unable to identify the fan with Hibs later admitting that their CCTV was faulty and needed upgrading.