27th July – If you know your history

50 years ago …. it’s 1972 and on this day ( Thursday ) Celts are preparing for their opening match of the season. The players looking forward to wearing a natty new strip:

Hoops 1972 – 1976 version

1972-07-29: Celtic 2-1 Dumbarton, Drybrough Cup

First game of the 1972-73 season. The offside rule was changed for the the Drybrough Cup this season. Players could only be offside in the 18 yard box.

End of previous season Jock Stein announced that there would be no frees from Celtic.

The Celtic players reported back to Celtic Park for Pre-Season training on the 15th July after a rather short time off.

Lou Macari had played 3 games for Scotland in the mini tournament in Brazil in the closed season

In pre-season Celtic had a few guests training with them. One was Mordechai Spiegler an Israeli World Cup player who Morton were trying to sign

Jock Stein’s protégé Donald Watt makes a good impression for 63 minutes before going off injured.

Jock Stein slams the experimental offside law – limiting this offence to the 18-yard box – a flop.

Davie Hay was out with a thigh strain; Bobby Lennox was out with a virus infection; For some reason Jimmy Johnstone, though fit, did not feature.

No gifts given by Celtic keeper Evan Williams as he returns to the town of his school-days.


A decent performance from newly promoted Dumbarton who had ex-Celts John Cushley and Charlie Gallacher in the side.

Other First Round scores:
Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren
Hibernian 4-0 Montrose 0
Rangers 3-1 Stirling Albion


Celtic: Williams, Jim Brogan, Watt ( Wilson 63), Murdoch, McNeill, Connolly, Davidson, Deans, Macari, Dalglish, Callaghan.

Goals: Callaghan (3), McNeill (52).

Whigham, Jenkins, Wilkinson; Cushley, Bolton, Graham, Coleman, Gallagher (Menzies), McCormack, K. Wilson, D. Wilson.
Goals: K. Wilson (34)

Referee: E. H. Pringle (Edinburgh)
Attendance: 28,000

Evening Times, Saturday, July 29, 1972


Celtic introduced at left back Donald Watt as one of their many substitutes – a player manager Jock Stein thinks is a great prospect.
In the third minute Celtic, before a crowd of 40,000, ( hahaha check the fishul attendance 28,000 someone never got the memo.. or paid?!) went into the lead.
The scorer was Callaghan, who had Bobby Murdoch doing his “points policeman” pinpoint the move which culminated in the tall, lanky, former Dunfermline player hammering the ball home off the crossbar.
If the Drybrough Cup was to be the showcase for goal-scoring as befits the top eight scoring teams in the First and Second divisions, then Celtic had got off to a fine start.
Early on Macari showed up as a most dangerous forward but Dumbarton always kept in touch.

Watt hurt
Watt was injured early on and had to receive treatment from trainer Neilly Mochan but was able to resume.
After 22 minutes Deans, after a brilliant piece of play by Bobby Murdoch, slashed the ball wide of goal.
This started off a determined attack by Dumbarton who forced a corner, then hit the top of the bar from the corner.
Former Celtic stalwart John Cushley was coming in for a certain amount of “stick” from his old team-mates, but on their performance at this stage Dumbarton will be nobody’s pushovers in the First Division.
Dumbarton equalised in 33 minutes, Kenny Wilson won the ball on the left and crossed for ROY McCORMACK to head home neatly past Williams.

No chance
It was at this stage a very level encounter. Williams who had gone to school in Dumbarton, had no chance with the perfectly placed header.
Dumbarton were certainly more than holding their own.
With only minutes to the interval Dumbarton were threatening to cause a major upset.
But Celts were always there with that “killer” urge. Then unaccountably Dixie Deans, who had scored so many goals in half a season at Parkhead, missed another certainty from close in.
By the interval this new-look Dumbarton side were turning on the style and poor wee Davy Wilson was getting “stick” almost every time he went for the ball.
Almost on the half-time whistle Johnny Graham drove in a shot which glanced off the far post – a great effort.

Half-time – CELTIC 1, DUMBARTON 1 Est. attend. – 35,000.

Dumbarton were on top immediately after the interval, and only timely intervention by Connelly stopped Kenny Wilson from scoring. Then Williams had to look slippy to save from the same player.
McNeill, hero in so many games for Celtic was having his hands full countering the moves of Kenny Wilson, who last season was the top scorer in Scotland.
However in 53 minutes Celtic regained the lead when McNEILL went down for a corner closely covered by big Roy McCormack, missed the first drop of the ball, but caught the semi-clearance and nodded home.
It is just these half chances which make Celtic very much a team to be feared.
For all their lead the most ardent Celtic supporter would agree that the former Second Division team were giving as good as they got.
In 63 minutes young Donald Watt was taken off and replaced by Paul Wilson.
But little flaxen-haired Davy Wilson was still proving a thorn in the flesh of the Scottish champions.

Sunday Mail, July 30, 1972

Super Sons give Celts a fright


CELTIC………………..2 DUMBARTON ………………..1

Scorers: Celtic—Callaghan (3 mins), McNeill (52). Dumbarton – K. Wilson (34).

It didn’t take the 28,000 crowd long to realise that Dumbarton just hadn’t turned up for the beer money. The Boghead side really stretched Celtic all the way in this Drybrough Cup tie.

The Second Division champions were worth every penny of their £1000 guarantee in a see-saw match which saw the European giants get through on experience.

Though Tommy Callaghan put Celtic ahead in just three minutes with a tremendous 22-yard shot which exploded behind Whigham from the cross-bar, Billy McNeill and his men were never the masters.

Skilfully prompted by Johnny Graham and inside-right Charlie Gallagher, Dumbarton showed they had nothing to learn about possession football or use of the open space.

They gave Celtic a hard time of it and with a bit of luck might even have forced extra time.

It was a far from impressive start by Celtic who got best service from Bobby Murdoch, George Connelly, Jim Brogan and Tommy Callaghan.

Though Dixie Deans had hard luck with a vicious shot from long range which rebounded from the post in 30 minutes, he wasn’t sharp enough in his finishing, while Macari, Dalglish and Davidson—though hungry for the ball – couldn’t get themselves clear of defence long enough to cause trouble.

It was a typical burst of man-to-man football from Dumbarton which brought the equaliser in 34 minutes and spelled out a warning that Celtic had a real game on their hands.

A short corner from Davy Wilson was pumped across the Celtic area by left-back Billy Wilkinson. McCormack beat McNeill in the air to nod the ball back across goal and there was Kenny Wilson to head it hard into the net from six yards.


Dumbarton were unlucky not to take the lead three minutes after the break. A corner kick from Davy Wilson was headed on to the post by Kenny Wilson – but the rebound landed in the arms of Williams.


A corner from Tommy Callaghan was met by McNeill in the air, keeper Willie Whigham fumbled the ball, and McNeill followed through to push it over the line.

A minute later Celtic brought on Paul Wilson for the injured Don Watt. Watt introduced at right-back had a most impressive first half.

Dumbarton substituted Menzies for Gallagher in 68 minutes and six minutes later Kenny Wilson missed a glorious chance of the equaliser.

With the Celtic defence in trouble Wilson and McCormack gave themselves the choice of who should finish the attacking move. Wilson decided to try his luck from 18 yards and sent the ball inches wide of the post with Williams out of his goal.

Celtic buzzed in the final five minutes.

But it was a hard work-out for them and an entertaining show from talented Dumbarton.

In other news…

This was Donald Watt’s only game for Celtic. (Note photo doesn’t have him in. New strip which is a wee continuity issue as he only played one game ) pic must be from a reserve game at Tynecastle??? Help?!

Who remembers Gus Gorilla …yours for only £4.99 on e-Bay

General stuff:

1588 The Battle of Gravelines – Spanish Armada damaged and scattered by the English fleet

1609 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

1849 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police

1905 US Secretary of War William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines

1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1973 Led Zeppelin has more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton…

Custard Pie…anyone??

Note: The excellent Celtic Wiki site is the font of all knowledge on things Celtic. Most of the Celtic stuffabove is from that site. The guys who set it up and painstakingly keep it updated, deserve no end of credit, praise and thanks. A treasure trove for Celtic fans young and old – and new- and free to view.

Respect Bhoys !


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July 27, 2022 5:13 am

Geez. The Dryburgh Cup. I’d forgotten about that tournament. Not the most successful cup we ever participated in. I know we won it once on penalty kicks v Rangers, and I was at the final when the late Davie Cooper scored his ‘keepie uppie’ goal which turned out to be the winning goal.
Admittedly a vg goal. In fact I think you’d forgive me for for thinking I wouldn’t see a better goal scored all season. I did however, when Murdo unleashed his thunderbolt to make it 4-2 and seal an unlikely title, the Cooper wonder goal was somewhat undermined by the magnitude, the significance of Murdo’s blockbuster.

Put it this way, there’s not a supporter of TRFC who wouldn’t cancel out the Cooper strike in return for a couple of tap ins in the 4-2 match.

The Dryburgh Cup was also the one whereby they introduced that daft new offside rule wasn’t it? Don’t ask me to quote the exact rule. From memory the 18 yard line was extended the width of the pitch, and you couldn’t be offside unless you were within that zone? Or was it 25 yards out?
Anyway- it didn’t last. Neither did the Dryburgh Cup. It died a death. Funnily enough, so did Rangers FC some years later.
Three instances whereby death can be a good thing. An unholy trinity if ya like.

New offside rule
Dryburgh Cup
Rangers FC


July 27, 2022 6:10 am

Morning Twisty,

Early start for you today.


Excellent again 👏👏👏

The Dryburgh Cup,

I’m sure Celtic only one it once despite being in the first 5 finals, but not sure. ??

Round about the time I start drinking but still wouldn’t drink that Dryburghs shite !!!! It was awful.

A half bottle of Old England and can of Lager !!!
Standard fare for the footie !!!!

Anyway, off today for day trip to Rutherglen to see BRRB, so if any of you Bhoys/Ghirls are at a loose end, why not pop down and join us !!!! 🍺🍺🍺

Could be interesting 😜😜😜

Enjoy your day everyone and HH 🍀🍀

July 27, 2022 6:20 am

Morning Leggy
Not early at all bud. Never up later than 4-45 am. Usually earlier. Can’t sleep more than 5-6 hours. Always been the way!

July 27, 2022 6:48 am

# won it once

Too early for me obviously 🙄

Prestonpans bhoys
July 27, 2022 7:43 am


The offside was the 18 box extended, recall a forward would just sit there all game, daft rule no idea why it was implemented

July 27, 2022 8:08 am

Morning. Thanks. I over thought it. My initial recall was that it was the 18yd line that was extended but in my head I couldn’t picture it and thought it was 25 yards or thereabouts. As you say, stupid experiment. Not surprised it was ditched.

Leggy. You’re correct too. Just checked and we only won it once.

Thinking about the Dryburgh cup reminded me of another crap tournament. The Texaco cup. I can’t remember the year but the guys I was working with were all Rangers fans. Decent blokes ( though I later had a battle with one of them when his mask slipped and the bitterness shone through – a bit like ATOB was alluding to the other day-) and they invited me to go the Rangers game with them. They were playing Juventus in the EC. One down from first leg I wrongly assumed they’d get tonked at Ibrox. They won 2-0.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, we lost to Burnley that night in that Texaco cup tournament. The announcer took great pleasure in announcing the score as we were leaving the ground.

A lesson learned. I just didn’t think through the consequences of them winning that night. Anyway one of the guys I remained friends with for years and spent many a great night in his company. The other one as I say didn’t end so well and he left the company soon after we fell out.

July 27, 2022 8:35 am

Speaking about memory –

The final v Partick.

I was a young kid. My best pal Ian and I were playing football in a park just outside his house, referred to as the square, when that final kicked off. Ian was a Rangers supporter.

He ran into his house for something, a drink or whatever, and when he came back out he said to me “ Celtic are losing 1-0”

He convinced me he was telling the truth and we played on, and I’m not too bothered at this stage. Some time soon after he goes back to check the score again. Returns to tell me it’s 2-0. Again it becomes clear he’s being truthful and I’m now a little more anxious but hey, this is Celtic v Partick and it’ll all come good.

Of course several trips in and out his house later it’s 4-0 and I’m more than a little concerned now but honestly still thinking we just need a quick goal and can turn this around.

Anyway later on he disappears, returns and tells me it’s 4-1 . Who scored I asked him?

He said Macari.

Obviously you know the rest.

I never paid any more attention to that game, the aftermath, reviews, newspapers, nowt. One of those things. I just blocked it totally from my mind.

Many many years later as an adult I was in the pub drinking with my cousin, who was a fair bit older than me, and he brought that game up. He said he remembered the game well and mentioned us scoring. I said “ yeah, Lou Macari”

Dalglish, he said.

No no. It was Macari.

He’s equally adamant. “ I’m telling ye it was Dalglish”

Both of us equally certain, but of course I knew I was correct. I still remembered Ian telling me.

We end up betting money on it. Can’t remember how much, probably a fiver!

I was thinking this was the easiest money I’ve ever made.

Of course I lost the bet. To this day I’m not sure whether it was Ian’s fault I lost that bet or David Francie, or whomever it was that told Ian that Lou Macari had scored.

big packy
July 27, 2022 8:47 am

TWISTY, was at that thistle game, never ever forget it, could not believe what i was seeing, affoot dugwalking,catch u later.

Prestonpans bhoys
July 27, 2022 9:00 am


Think you are talking about the Anglo Scottish cup. We spent the whole day in the pub (and their pubs were pish) Burnley scored and a riot began, surprised the game wasn’t halted.

July 27, 2022 9:17 am

Oh was it. Ty. You’ll have gathered , your memory is better than mine 😁

July 27, 2022 9:27 am


Thanks for the free bet,and if I’m fortunate to get two up in a row-for once!-please donate the winnings to a charity of your choice.

I’ll go for the appropriately named BENEFIT 225,please.

July 27, 2022 9:27 am

I think I’ve found the makers of BIGPACKY’s favourite beer.


July 27, 2022 9:38 am


WTF does Herron mean by this?


he cheered every offside goal,every non-penalty,awarded to his favourite club.

July 27, 2022 9:39 am

On the nose or each way?


July 27, 2022 9:42 am


You are BOTH correct. It was called the Texaco Cup while the firm sponsored it,and the Anglo-Scottish cup after that.

Btw,I was at both the Thistle match AND the Burnley one at Celtic Park!

July 27, 2022 9:42 am

I’ve gone on the nose. Hope that’s ok


July 27, 2022 9:46 am

Mailed you screenshot of bet.


July 27, 2022 10:12 am


Of course,mate. As intended. Thank you again.

July 27, 2022 10:23 am


Whit on earth is this lass talking about!

July 27, 2022 10:37 am

The Texaco cup knowledge. Ta. Makes sense.

July 27, 2022 11:09 am


She’s no Emma Hayes,of whom I spoke last week!

July 27, 2022 11:24 am

I’ve just written tomorrow’s article,but it’s not about the subject I had planned to write about!

I’m sure that I read,while on the bus back from work,that the SFA had declared that anyone guilty of,say,racist,homophobic,sectarian etc comments,would receive a mandatory ten match ban. In response,I assume,to the inquiry into similar in Scottish cricket.

Can’t seem to find any mention of it now!

Anyway,if someone can do so,and post a link to it,I’d be very grateful. Otherwise,I’m gonna have to stop these night shifts-I’m hallucinating!

July 27, 2022 11:42 am

Leggy, Dryburgh’s beer was total pash.
Can you remember the famous 3 Clyde fans in Centre 1 plus “Angus” the postie. All Holy Cross FPS. Never missed a Clyde game.
Their definition of the worst possible type of person was –
A Dryburgh drinking, old firm fan, born in England of unmarried parents.
There were a couple of other conditions in there but I think you can get shot for mentioning them nowadays.

July 27, 2022 11:58 am


Hope your well.

I remember those 3 gentlemen well.

Unfortunately two of them are no longer with us. Jim and Eddie. RIP

Angus, the postie is still here.

I’ve been calling him that for 25 years and his actual name is Richard. !!!! ( so never knew that and bet you didn’t either 😜😜 )

HH 🍀🍀

July 27, 2022 12:00 pm

Kenny Dalglish and scoring in Cup Finals….

He scored in 3 and we lost them all!

Thistle 71 LC
Huns 73 SC and, I think, another League Cup (don’t remember, maybe Hibs).

As for Burnley, was there, a small group of their arsehole fans were throwing all sorts at us (Over the protecting Police line) some Burnley fans were beside us as well (think huns end of Jungle) while a riot was happening at the other end. Well, the Drummy (Easterhouse) decided F this, let out a roar and the Police and Burnley fans scattered running diagonally across the pitch and into the Bob Lord Stand which had a massive front. While I was in the ground there was not one Celtic fan on the pitch but, that didn’t stop the Media.


July 27, 2022 12:00 pm

Walsh for Sunday

July 27, 2022 12:11 pm

Leggy – wow how sad. Great memories of the guys. Especially our trip to Wembley. Stick was just married but he turned up at the Centre 1 club and squeezed into my car. Told his new wife he was nipping out to the shop. (BP that really is a true story)

It took me about 3 years to realise Angus was not really his first name.
Better still I knew Stick and Equator’s real names pretty much from day one. Only problem was I got the real names back to front. One was tall and thin so obviously he was stick.
No, Stick’s parents were Polish. A stick is like a pole so he was nicknamed Stick,

July 27, 2022 12:38 pm

Boarded flight to Tenerife. Exactly 12 weeks after hip replacement. Earliest possible per consultant. Hope he’s right and I survive to catch up on some SC entertainment later😁

July 27, 2022 1:00 pm

Enjoy your holiday Frodshamboy! 🙂

July 27, 2022 1:15 pm

Galway races today. Twenty (20) Non runners! So far.

July 27, 2022 1:17 pm


Enjoy your holiday ☀️☀️☀️

July 27, 2022 2:06 pm

C.T. 12.00
Kenny scored against Aberdeen in the 1977 league cup final, which we lost 2.1, a.e.t.

July 27, 2022 2:10 pm

Another most enjoyable article.
Thank you.
I remember the Dryburgh Cup Finals well.
I attended 3 of them.
Defeating Gers on pens, was the sweet one.
Losing to Gers and Hibs, not so sweet.
Hibs game, 3 down, back to 3 each, then we lost 5.3 a.e.t.

July 27, 2022 2:16 pm

Can any of the guys who finished in the top 3 of our Superbru competition at Christmas time contact me on the superbru banter site so that I can ask a quick question. The end of season winners do not need to contact me

July 27, 2022 2:21 pm

JNP @2.06

Cheers, I knew there was another one, Bleedin Jinx so he was. 😁


July 27, 2022 2:30 pm


I wonder if this is the article you were looking for re. SFA 10 match ban for racist behaviour.


July 27, 2022 2:36 pm

Bobby your horse didn’t race. I got my money back.

“Ryan Moore is out of Benefit’s saddle and she has been backed out of the stalls, I would be surprised if she’s given another chance as she looks fairly worked up. They’ve gone without her.”

July 27, 2022 2:51 pm


Brilliant. Thanks as always. I’ve gotta admit, that jersey was one of my favourites. Plain green and white hoops. No badge. No number. Best of all though, no feckin’ sponsorship. Thankfully, one company in England still makes these classic shirts. As for Donald Watt? Have never heard of the man. You know what though? He managed to play for the Hoops in a competitive game, as you mentioned. Lucky fella.


Oh mah sides. Your fair on form today.

Hail Hail.

July 27, 2022 3:36 pm

Hi Guys
I will be setting up my Superbru Predictor account again this season. All of last year’s participants have been notified and some have re-joined already. Everyone is welcome. There will be a participation fee for those involved in the fundraising competition and I will announce costs and prizes very soon. I am thinking of using a July- December set of prizes and a January to May competition following on from this. I am suggesting a £15 entry for each of the two halves of the competition, making £30 in total. People can enter for one, both or neither halves of the competition but only those who have paid in will be eligible for the prize pay outs. You can pay the £30 up front or pay £15 now and pay £15 again in January or opt out then.
We will pay out, determined by how much we take in, with the following prizes
Aug-Dec Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the tableAug-May (inclusive) money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus a prize for the highest weekly score obtained. We even offer a wooden spoon for whoever finished last (someone will need to remind me who I owe this to for last year).
Around 60% + of the money we raise will be paid directly to charitable causes, we used a local Glasgow charity helping people in financial difficulty last year). We will use the WalkwithShay account again for donations or entry fees. This will be administered by Marc (Celticrollercoaster) to provide independent scrutiny. I will submit details of this soon,
You can enter if you register with Superbru and elect to join the CQN Sentinels pool. The pool code is paysgoon
I look forward to old and new joining in again. If you have any suggestions as to how to improve the competition, please let me know. I will communicate more details shortly. Thanks for your continued support.
Tony (SFTB)

Jobo Baldie
July 27, 2022 3:57 pm

Looking forward to the Superbru competition. You asked if there was any way to improve it. I’m not sure this is possible but if the competition could be run to ignore the Sevco games (except when they face us) then that would improve my chances significantly. Last season I simply couldn’t bring myself to predict that they would win or even draw any of their fixtures so obviously that was a bit of a self-handicap. Whether I’ll be able to ‘get over myself’ and let my head rule my heart this year remains to be seen.
Well, you did ask…..

July 27, 2022 4:03 pm

Afternoon all from the Vogue Bar in Rutherglen 🍺🍺

A fine establishment with good company.

Oh, and BRRB is here 😜😜

HH 🍀🍀

big packy
July 27, 2022 4:12 pm

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM,MAGUA that thistle game at hampden in 71, ill never ever forget, think my uncle packy was working that day or something, so had to get a bus to coatbridge, then the blue train from sunnyside station to mount florida, in all honesty thought the game would be all over by half time, it was but not in our interests🤩 just could not believe it ,partick feckin thistle took us to the cleaners,.another true story,hail hail.

big packy
July 27, 2022 4:13 pm

SALTIRES brilliant reading as always👍

big packy
July 27, 2022 4:20 pm

BOBBY you should not have told solkitts my favourite brewery, he will be there now drinking the place bliddy dry, another true story

July 27, 2022 4:28 pm

I read your report on the East Kilbride, thanks for that.
I take an interest in the Lowland League.
Celtic B had an awful result, last night, losing 1.0 to a Berwick team, that has been hammered 6.0, by Hearts B
on Sat.
Si Ferry’s O.G. Broomhill have had 2 good results beating Spartans and Cowdenbeath, we did suspect they would be up there, a fair few quid has been put into them. Kirk Broadfoot, yes him!! scored for them, last night.
Boness are top on goal difference, they are the only other team with 6 points, after 2 games. They have beaten Cumbernauld Colts and Edinburgh University.

July 27, 2022 5:00 pm

Big Packy


July 27, 2022 5:10 pm

We’ve all got that 1 mate that you can’t take anywhere 😉

July 27, 2022 5:15 pm

Jobo & others

If anyone else is looking for a good fund raising initiative- there is a cinch Fantasy football league site where you can pick 11 SPFL players and 5 subs to earn points- you can form your own league there and control the invites- As with Superbru- the points will be updated for you. Just putting that out if anyone has the time to do it.

It wouldn’t solve Jobo’s dilemma as, if you want to be in with a chance of winning you will have to hold your nose and select 4 Sevco players each week along with your limited to 4 Celtic players.

I would never bet in a bookies on Sevco to win but I don’t see predicting Sevco to win on Superbru as being the same. it is just a matter of reality and sanity to know that they will win more often than they lose or draw. But think of the satisfaction of predicting accurately when they will drop 2 or 3. points.

If that doesn’t convince you, then you can salve your conscience completely by re-donating any hard won cash prize straight back to the charity. It’s win:win.

I will be taking part in your POTY comp even though I did not enter on Saturday because I only caught the 2nd half. BTW- I was more impressed with Mooy than with Jenz and was surprised to see so many comments online seeing it differently

July 27, 2022 5:32 pm

Ha Ha,

10 Man Linfield 4-0 down after 28 minutes.☘☘☘☘


July 27, 2022 5:36 pm

From Anthony Joseph on Twitter.
UPDATE: Police Scotland have closed their investigation into sectarian & anti-Catholic singing by a group of Rangers fans being escorted to Hampden Park in April – with no action taken.

They say they will “thoroughly investigate” if new information comes to light.

This was the background to it.
Police Scotland are investigating alleged sectarian and anti-Catholic singing by a group of Rangers fans, who were being escorted to Hampden Park yesterday.

The group were being moved away by officers from an area of “high risk”, before the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow, said the priority at the time was to move the supporters away from the area and they are now looking back at video footage for alleged sectarian and anti-Catholic chants.