Fan carries toddler onto pitch in Old Firm celebration as steward gets injured

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A Celtic fan got so carried away whilst celebrating at the Old Firm derby that he took a toddler onto the field.

The Hoops beat Rangers 2-1 thanks to a late goal from James Forrest, after Ryan Kent’s strike looked to have rescued a point for their 10-man opposition.

Celtic had taken the lead in the 27th minute when Odsonne Edouard’s goal put them ahead, before Gers striker Alfredo Morelos was shown a controversial red card.

Edouard’s goal prompted wild celebrations amongst the home support, with fans clambering onto the pitch in jubilation.

One member of the crowd climbed over the hoardings surrounding the pitch, and could be seen jumping up and down whilst clinging on to a young fan.



Stewards on the pitch during the match



A Celtic fan (L) takes a toddler onto the pitch with him to join in celebrations

The mayhem caused one female steward to be injured in the melee, and she had to be seen to at the side of the field before being carried off by colleagues.

Moments later came the flashpoint involving Morelos, who reacted to Scott Brown’s provocation by flinging an elbow in his direction.

Celtic skipper Brown flung himself to the ground, despite there being seemingly little contact, before referee Bobby Madden showed Morelos his fifth red card this season.

It was a hostile atmosphere at Celtic Park, with both sides going hammer and tong for victory.



Scott Brown of Celtic and Andy Halliday of Rangers were involved in an altercation post-match

And indeed it looked as though 10-man Rangers could nick the win, as they thrust forward in numbers and had a number of chances to score.

However it was the home side who grabbed the all-important winner, with Forrest slamming the ball home with five minutes of normal time remaining.

There were tense words at the end of the match, as Rangers’ Andy Halliday confronted Brown about his earlier conduct, with the pair having to be separated by their fellow players.

The win extends Celtic’s lead at the top of the table to 13 points over their rivals.

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