Police urge fans to focus on the football
Fans are being urged by police to stay “focused on the football” at this week’s match between Celtic and Linfield.
Around 1,500 Linfield supporters are expected to travel from Belfast to see their club play in Glasgow in a Champions League qualifier tomorrow.
Officers said there will be a “robust” policing plan in place and they have advised people to comply with all safety and security arrangements at Celtic Park.
Celtic had refused their ticket allocation for the first leg of the second qualifying round match in Belfast on Friday due to security fears.
However, there were around 300 Hoops fans in the Kop stand, set aside for them, to see goals from Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic give the Scottish champions a 2-0 lead for the return match at Celtic Park.
The game was hit by trouble, however, when Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths had a bottle thrown at him as he prepared to take a corner kick.
Police Scotland’s event commander, Superintendent Craig Smith, said: “Anyone who is intent in causing disorder or hate crime can expect to be arrested by police.
“Let’s keep this match focused on the football.”