CELTIC fans have hit out at Partick Thistle’s Gary Fraser after the midfielder recklessly booted the ball full-force into the crowd in his side’s 2-0 defeat at Parkhead last night.
The Firhill substitute sparked fury among Hoops support and players after his irresponsible actions in front of the supporters in the main stand from point-blank range.
Fraser was booked by referee Alan Muir over the incident which saw Hoops star Stuart Armstrong confront the 23-year-old. Skipper Scott Brown was clearly incensed, too.
Hopefully there will be an apology from Thistle today to the woman who was hit. I don’t expect any action from the SFA either as Fraser was booked. pic.twitter.com/2wFTl3tNGE
— Focus on Celtic (@FocusOnCeltic) December 21, 2017
However, Jags boss Alan Archibald insisted it was an accident while Brendan Rodgers gave the benefit of the doubt to the player.
But some Celtic fans have called for Fraser – who was a youth player at the Glasgow club – to be carpeted with some even wanting police involvement.
A supporter who was close to the incident said: “It was extremely fortunate no-one was injured.
“It was just crazy to fire the ball into the crowd from the touchline.
“A fan could have been seriously hurt – or worse.
“It doesn’t bear thinking about, but anyone looking again at the player belting the ball into the crowd will have to question his motives.”