Fans face ‘severe’ punishment for throwing coins or letting off flares
SCOTTISH football fans are being warned they will be severely punished if they throw coins or let off flares at games.
Assistant referee Calum Spence, Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon and Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos have all had coins thrown at them in recent weeks.
Now police have issued a stark warning ahead of this weekend’s fixtures and have called on supporters to report fellow fans if they suspect they are about to launch a weapon. Chief Superintendent Brian Mcinulty, Greater Glasgow Police Divisional Commander, said: “This kind of behaviour is entirely unacceptable. The vast majority of fans who attend football matches in Scotland are genuine fans, there to enjoy the game, but it is clear a small minority of people acting inappropriately can have a big impact and this will not be tolerated, by police, or the clubs.”