Rangers v Celtic: Broken glass delays Old Firm second half

Kick-off for the second half of Rangers v Celtic in the Old Firm clash at Ibrox has been delayed after Joe Hart reported a broken bottle in his penalty area.

The Celtic goalkeeper approached Willie Collum moments before the second half started and ushered the match official to the Copland Road end of the pitch.

Pictures on Sky Sports showed a shard of brown glass and the base of a glass bottle implanted in the turf.

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“That is absolutely outrageous,” said Andy Walker. “To see broken bottles on a field of play that can affect the referee, the players or anyone it’s aimed at is absolutely outrageous.”

The start of the second half is delayed as broken glass is removed from Joe Hart's goal during a cinch Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium, on April 02, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Both teams had played out an engrossing first half which ended 2-1 in the visitors' favour.

Aaron Ramsey gave Rangers the lead in the third minute but Tom Rogic quickly equalised for Celtic.

A goal from defender Cameron Carter-Vickers two minutes before the interval gave the visitors the lead at the break.

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