Celtic's match with Dundee United halted as flares are thrown on pitch in 55th minute

Stopping Scottish football matches to deal with flare thrown onto the park is hardly a rare phenomenon – though it is certainly unusual with no supporters in grounds.

An orange flare billows out smoke as it lies on the Tannadice turf. Picture: SNS
An orange flare billows out smoke as it lies on the Tannadice turf. Picture: SNS

Despite not having access to Tannadice, fans were still able to interrupt Dundee United’s match with Celtic as a pair of pyrotechnics landed in the home side’s penalty box in the 55th minute.

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The time would indicate they were thrown by Rangers supporters, as the Ibrox side are one point away (or Celtic dropping points) from their 55th title.

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