Ex-Celtic pplayery caught with knife
Unpaid work order
A former Celtic starlet has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after being caught with a knife in Cambuslang.
g Ryan Caird (17), had the fourinch blade in his tracksuit top pocket at 7.40pm on February 23, 2013.
He was searched by police i n Cambuslang, a n d spent two nights behind bars before appearing at the city’s sheriff court.
In October last year he admitted being in possession of the knife and was given a deferred sentence for good behaviour.
Last week at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Sheriff Charles McFarlane QC handed Caird a 12 month community payback order with the condition he does 200 hours of unpaid work.
Caird, from Cambuslang, has since left Celtic although hopes to return to football again.
Caird was with friends in Cambuslang’s Tabernacle Lane when police spotted him.
He was shouting and swearing and walking backwards away from the group towards the police with his hands in the air.
Officers asked if he had any alcohol after smelling it and he allowed them to search him.
After pleading guilty at court Caird said: “The reason I had the item was because I was at a friend’s house fixing a PlayStation game that had gotten stuck and put it in my pocket without thinking.
“It has had a big impact on my career but I am happy with and appreciate the support from Celtic, Scotland and my school.
“It was torture spending a weekend in custody.”
Caird apologised at the time for bringing shame on his club saying: “I’m sorry. It won’t happen again. I have learned my lesson.”
I’m sorry. It won’t happen again
Former Celtic player Ryan Caird, from