James Tavernier targeted by missiles as Celtic fans slammed after 'marijuana grinder' aimed at Rangers captain

Celtic fans have been slammed after Rangers captain James Tavernier was targeted by missiles during the derby day clash.

The Ibrox side were chasing an equaliser with 10-men when Tavernier went to take a corner in front of the Hoops' standing section. As he went to take the set-piece, a number of objects rained down on the Rangers' skipper and he alerted referee Willie Collum to the behaviour. He would go on to hand a large object to the man in the middle before he returned to the corner to take the kick a number of other missiles were thrown and could seen on the cameras.

Speaking about the incident after the game, former Celtic boss Neil Lennon was left furious. He told Sky Sports: "It is totally wrong. It's unnecessary, it's awful. Player safety on the football field is paramount for me. To see scenes like this angers me. He doesn't deserve it, he is a football and is just doing his job. Just leave him and let him get on with it.

"I hear it's a marijuana grinder, so maybe Kenny (Miller, on commentary) threw it down. I don't want to make light of it. What happens if he gets hit by that?"

Former Rangers star Kris Boyd added: "Your team is winning. You can shout abuse - we have all had it and we all get it. To start throwing things, it's like come on. Someone is going to get a sore one."

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