PARTICK THISTLE have released the following statement after last night’s incident at Celtic Park…
During the closing minutes of last night’s Ladbrokes Premiership tie against Celtic Gary Fraser, in a moment of frustration, kicked the ball into the main stand at Celtic Park. Although he intended to hit the wall at the front of the stand the ball ended up hitting a supporter, which was inexcusable.
Gary has phoned and spoke to the supporter who he struck with the ball and offered his personal apology, which was accepted. Gary also invited the fan, plus a guest, to the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill for the upcoming Ladbrokes Premiership match between the two sides in January.
Gary deeply regrets his actions and said: “I can only apologise both to the supporter I struck and everyone else who was at the ground. I don’t know what I was thinking, it was a moment of madness and stupidity from me. Of course it should never have happened but I absolutely did not mean to hit the ball into the stand and certainly had no intention of hitting anyone with it.
“It reflected badly on me and on the team and I feel like I’ve let down the club. As soon as it happened I realised what I had done and was devastated. All I can do is say that I am genuinely sorry and that is why I wanted speak to the supporter myself today.”