Scotland: Man held after Celtic boss ‘attack’

SCOTLAND: A man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to assault Celtic manager Neil Lennon during a game against Hearts at Tynecastle stadium tonight.

A fan clambered from the Hearts section of the main stand on to the pitch and charged towards the Celtic boss who was on the touchline.

The supporter was taken away by police after the fracas at the Edinburgh stadium ended.

Lothian and Borders Police said that the man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and would appear in court.

Lennon has had death threats in the past and in recent weeks was sent two parcel bombs, as were other high-profile Celtic supporters.

Tonight’s incident happened after Celtic player Gary Hooper put the visitors two goals ahead.

The fan clambered on to the pitch and headed towards Lennon before the game could restart.

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Afterwards trouble flared in the Celtic section of the stadium with fans appearing to fight with police and stewards.

A police spokesman said: “A number of incidents took place during this match including some violent disorder.

“Lothian and Borders Police will fully investigate all of the incidents that occurred at the match this evening and will work closely with both football clubs and the SPL.”

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