Police Scotland investigating incident from women’s Old Firm clash that saw Rangers assistant manager Craig McPherson appear to headbutt Celtic boss Fran Alonso on Monday
- Celtic women drew 1-1 with Rangers on Monday after a 99th minute euqaliser
- Craig McPherson appeared to headbutt Celtic coach Fran Alonso after the game
- Police Scotland and the Scottish FA are both now set to look into the incident
Police Scotland are investigating after the Rangers assistant manager Craig McPherson appeared to headbutt Celtic manager Fran Alonso at the end of Monday’s Scottish Women’s Premier League match.
The Scottish FA are waiting for the referee’s report and will also look into the incident.
Rangers were on the verge of securing a dramatic victory at Broadwood until a stoppage-time equaliser from Caitlin Hayes saw the rivals share the points.
Alonso, who has worked under Ronald Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino at Everton and Southampton respectively, told Sky Sports he was called a ‘little rat’, as the footage was shown to him afterwards.
Police Scotland are investigating an incident from the women’s Old Firm clash where a Rangers coach appeared to headbutt Celtic boss Fran Alonso
Alonso has managed the Celtic women’s side since 2020 and has won three trophies
The Spaniard, 46, said: ‘Somebody pushed me from behind. I never talked to McPherson the whole game.
‘It’s obviously disappointing to concede a goal in the last minute, I totally get it. But I don’t know.
‘I was called a “little rat”, I don’t know why.’
A Police Scotland statement acknowledged the incident and added: ‘Enquiries to establish any criminality are at an early stage.’
A Celtic spokesperson said: ‘This is a hugely concerning incident, falling well below any acceptable standard.’
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