Celtic title party warning as police pledge to crack down on bad behaviour in heatwave

Thousands of Celtic gathered at Glasgow Cross.
Tens of thousands of Celtic supporters gathered at Glasgow Cross last year. -Credit:Daily Record

Police have warned over 'disruption' this weekend as thousands of Celtic fans look set to descent on the city centre to celebrate their latest title victory just as a mini heatwave is set to hit the country.

The Hoops secured their third league title in a row against Kilmarnock last night, May 15, with a 5-0 victory and now punters are expected to descend on the city centre to celebrate this weekend.

The champions host St Mirren at Celtic Park on Saturday at 12:30pm and will recieve the league trophy at the game. Following on from previous seasons, fans are expected to travel into the Merchant City afterwards and cops have vowed a plan is in place to 'maintain' public safety.

Celtic players were out partying last night at the Wunderbar cocktail bar and footage shows them singing 'Champions again' as punters joined in.

The Record reported last year on tens of thousands of Celtic fans turning the city centre into a sea of green and white.

Footage captured two fans plunging through a bus stop roof at Glasgow Cross as they linked arms and jumped up and down.

Cops confirmed there were 10 arrests for a number of other offences including assault, acts of public disorder and police assault following the event.

The Met Office is predicting Glasgow is set to be hit with a heatwave this weekend, with temperatures set to hit 22 °C on Saturday.

Police Scotland have promised to 'minimise any disruption to the community.'

A spokesperson for the force said: "Glasgow city centre is likely to be much busier than normal on Saturday, 18 May, as it is anticipated that large crowds may gather to celebrate the Scottish Premiership title win by Celtic Football Club.

Fans headed to Glasgow Cross after Celtic's 5-0 victory over Aberdeen.
Fans headed to Glasgow Cross after Celtic's 5-0 victory over Aberdeen. -Credit:Daily Record

"We are working closely with partners including Glasgow City Council and will have a proportionate policing plan in place to maintain public safety and minimise any disruption to the community."

Glasgow City Council are working alongside the police and Celtic to try deal with the gathering 'appropriately.

A spokesperson said: “We are aware of the potential for fans to gather publicly as the football season reaches its conclusion and we continue to monitor the situation closely.

“Previous football-related gatherings in Trongate and George Square have led to unacceptable behaviour that have caused significant disruption and costly damage to the city.

“Discussions with Police Scotland and clubs are on-going on how such gathering can be dealt with appropriately and disruption to local communities minimised.”

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