The early stages of the Old Firm derby was marred by images on TV of a supporter in the home end appearing to make monkey gestures at Celtic striker Scott Sinclair.
Hoops star Sinclair fired his side into the lead with a seventh-minute penalty with TV cameras capturing the fan taunting him from the crowd.
The incident drew a furious response on Twitter with many contacting Police Scotland‘s official Twitter account to report the incident.
Making a monkey gesture at a black person isn’t ‘Yer Da’ or ‘Banter’. It’s vile and cretinous, and there’s no other way to spin it.
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) April 29, 2017
— Steven Osprey (@nevetsyerpso16) April 29, 2017
— The Navy Blue (@neilgffc) April 29, 2017
Police Scotland responded to viewers with a short statement: ‘Our social media feeds cannot be used to report crimes or incidents. If you wish to report a crime please call 101 to report.’
Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash was the final derby meeting between the arch rivals this season.
Celtic have already wrapped up the league title and remain unbeaten this season.
Brendan Rodgers‘ side eased to a 5-1 victory as the champions ran riot in the second-half.
Culled from Mail Sport
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