Pro-Palestine protester charged after allegedly chaining himself to Hampden goal

A Pro-Palestine protester has been charged after allegedly chaining himself to the goalpost at Hampden ahead of the Scotland Women's clash with Israel last night.

Pro-Palestine supporters descended on the national stadium in Glasgow hours before the game, despite the SFA already deciding to play the EURO 2025 qualifier behind closed doors.

Officers were called to the pitch after a man allegedly chained himself onto one of the goalposts.

Police confirmed a 24-year-old man had been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

A report will now be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

As a result, kick-off in the crucial qualifier for next year's tournament has had to be pushed back.

The delayed match kicked off at 7.35pm instead as Scotland went on to defeat Israel 4-1.

Chief Superintendent Stevie Dolan said: “A proportionate policing response was deployed at Hampden during the evening of Friday, 31 May and we worked with event organisers to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance and those in the surrounding area.

“A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an incident on the pitch prior to kick-off and will be subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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