HIBERNIAN have told Scottish football they haven’t and probably will not catch the fan who tried to seriously hurt Celtic midfielder Scott Sinclair with a Buckfast bottle on Saturday evening at Easter Road.
The Englishman went to the corner flag to collect the ball when a bottle flashed past him from the Hibs end with the referee Willie Collum stopping to come over and pick u[ the bottle from pitchside.
There were so many stewards and police in the corner it’s astonishing that Hibs are reporting they have not been able to identify the moron. They did say some fans have come forward to try and identify the perpetrator.
Hibs released this official statement on their website:
“Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of our security personnel, we have been unable to pinpoint the individual through the existing CCTV set-up at Easter Road Stadium.
“However, we are heartened that several supporters have been in touch to try and identify the person responsible and we are following up on those.
“We know it can be difficult to challenge those adopting an aggressive manner during flashpoints but we would encourage people to get in touch and help us.
“This incident, and the damage to our reputation, has led us to now invest further in upgrading our already modern CCTV set-up at no small cost.”
Celtic has had a problem with people throwing coins in two instances lately and it’s wholly unacceptable for any professional to be subject to that sort of behaviour.
A glass bottle takes it to a whole new level and these idiots in Scottish football seem to be upping the ante.
Earlier this season, a linesman needed to receive treatment after being struck by a coming from someone in The Rangers support.
It’s shocking that a stadium like Hibernian did not have acceptable equipment to find and punish the fan.