POLICE launched an investigation after Celtic star Greg Taylor and one of the Hoops physios were victims of a ‘metal object’ thrown from home while he was recovering.
The incident, which Hoops employees reported to match officials, was one of several rocket-throwing incidents during yesterday’s Old Firm clash that police are investigating.
A source close to Hoops confirmed to the Scottish Sun that the item in question was a bottle opener.
Scotland star Taylor, who previously played for Ibrox as a teenager, suffered another hamstring injury in the early stages of the match.
It was serious enough to force him out of the game, with the Hoops star exchanging angry words with Rangers hero Alfredo Morelos before leaving.
In another incident, a Hoops fan was left bleeding to death after being hit by a bottle thrown from the home end.
The Scottish Police said in a statement regarding rockets thrown into the stands AND onto the pitch: “We are aware of items thrown during the match at Ibrox on Monday 2 January.
“One man suffered a minor head injury after being hit by one of these objects.
“Incident investigations are ongoing.”
This isn’t the first time Hoops stars have been targeted on Old Firm Day.
The man was charged after a glass bottle struck a Celtic physiotherapist during an Old Firm clash last April.
The official left covered in blood because of a gaping wound on his head.
He required urgent medical attention, due to which he received stitches during a break.
On that day, Ange Postekoglu’s team took all three points away from Ibrox, beating Rangers 2-1.
Ranges vowed to track down and ban the boobies who threw glass and bottles during this clash as the second half of the tinderbox match was delayed after Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart spotted shrapnel in the goal.
Pointing this out to referee Willy Collum, Ibrox ground personnel rushed to clean up the hazardous debris as the restart was delayed by five minutes.
Celtic and Rangers have asked for comment.
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