Celtic supporter jailed for 10 months after punching three police horses

Celtic supporter jailed for 10 months after punching three police horses

A Celtic fan has been jailed for 10 months after punching three police horses before a Scottish Cup match.

Kevin McGuire, 36, was part of a group of supporters who attacked officers ahead of Celtic’s 3-0 victory over Airdrie in January 2019.

McGuire was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to three police horses, assaulting two police officers and acting in a threatening and abusive manner.

The supporter has also been handed a five-year ban from every football ground in the UK.

McGuire told the court in Glasgow that he was an innocent bystander but Sheriff John McCormick said: “You were in fact one of the ringleaders of this mob.”

Police officer Sergeant Mark Stewart attended the match and he described the violence as the “worst riot” he had ever seen.

“When I got there, Airdrie fans were being blocked from getting into the ground by Celtic fans,” he said.

“There were families trying to get in and bricks and missiles getting flung as well as spitting and throwing lit cigarettes.

“It was very aggressive and this was the worst riot I had ever seen.”

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