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A ten-year-old boy on a Rangers bus was struck by a bottle thrown by rival fans before Sunday's Old Firm clash.

 

The incident happened on Nutberry Court, near Cathcart Road in Glasgow’s south side, before the weekend’s league cup semi-final at Hampden.

 

The attack took place when a Rangers minibus travelling to the game was surrounded by Celtic fans hurling abuse at around 12.30pm.

 

A door on the minibus was opened and a bottle thrown inside. It struck the young supporter who needed hospital treatment as a result.

 

The ten-year-old was taken to Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital where it is understood he received treatment for a broken jaw and three missing teeth before he was later released.

 

Officers have now launched an investigation to catch those responsible. The man who threw the bottle is described as white, 5 ft 11 in height, of heavy build and was wearing green clothing and possibly a white beanie hat.

 

Kenneth MacEwan, Cathcart CID, said on Monday: "This was an appalling assault on the boy who was with his dad and fellow supporters going to his first Celtic v Rangers game.

 

"He never got to the match but instead was detained overnight in hospital and has a facial injury and teeth missing.

 

"We do believe that this was football related.

 

"Yes, it would appear that the bottle was deliberately thrown at the mini bus, however, we don't think the boy was specifically targeted as such.

 

"Obviously Cathcart Road was very busy at this time so plenty people would have been about when this happened. I would appeal to them or indeed any of the group which we believe the man was with, to contact police."

 

Police made 37 arrests over trouble related to Sunday's Old Firm clash.

 

Celtic and Rangers clashed at Hampden in Sunday's league cup semi-final in the first meeting between the two sides in almost three years.

 

Police confirmed on Monday they made 37 arrests in relation to the powderkeg match.

 

A total of 23 of those arrested are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday, 12 of those for alleged sectarian breach of the peace,

 

A further 11 people have been reported to the procurator fiscal and three were handed fixed penalty notices.

 

http://news.stv.tv/west-central/308852-ten-year-old-boy-on-rangers-bus-hit-by-bottle-before-old-firm-clash/

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I don't really care what the bbc chose to report on at Ibrox as they see fit, but its irresponsible to not report on this sort of thing. Isolated incident maybe but when youngsters are getting injured for doing nothing but wanting a good day out, something has to be done. I hope the tool that did it gets caught.

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