5 Mar 2011

Scottish FA to investigate Old Firm clash

2:08 pm on 5 March 2011

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed the launching of an investigation into a shameful "Old Firm" bust up in Glasgow, accusing traditional rivals Rangers and Celtic of embarrassing Scottish football.

The game involved 13 yellow cards and three red cards, and the Celtic boss Neil Lennon and Rangers assistant manager Ally McCoist had to be pulled apart following an ugly confrontation after the final whistle.

The Scottish Police Federation has warned that police no longer have the budget to deal with match-day violence, suggesting that future derbies between the top two clubs should be played behind closed doors, unless there's a dramatic improvement in crowd behaviour.