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Hearts and Scum cleared after taking ‘all reasonable steps’

Hearts and Celtic cleared after taking ‘all reasonable steps’

The Scottish Premier League have confirmed that no action will be taken against Hearts or Celtic following a match between the two clubs where Neil Lennon was attacked by a supporter of the Edinburgh side.

The incident took place during a league game at Tynecastle on May 11, when the Celtic manager was approached by the fan while in the technical area.

A statement from the SPL read: “The SPL board decided that no action should be taken against either club as the action taken by each club before, during and since the match was reasonable in all the circumstances.”

The SPL board considered reports from both the SPL match delegate and referee Craig Thomson when making their decision. The footballing body also noted that stewards employed by Hearts challenged “offensive singing” by both sets of fans and “other incidents of disorder” sparked by the attack.

The SPL statement read: “The SPL board recently received a report following the Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic match on Wednesday May 11, 2011.

“The board also considered the reports from the SPL match delegate and the match referee. The SPL board noted that Heart of Midlothian identified the fixture as a high risk game and in addition to the usual pre-operations meeting between the clubs, Lothian and Borders Police and G4S, Heart of Midlothian had arranged an earlier meeting with Lothian and Borders Police to specifically discuss safety and security aspects of the game.

“The SPL board also noted that Heart of Midlothian’s stewarding arrangements were entirely consistent with both their safety certificate and the requirements of Lothian and Borders Police.”

Earlier this month, Hearts revealed they had taken steps to avoid a repeat of the scenes witnessed during that match.

Celtic’s ticket allocation will be reduced by around 400 for the next match, at Tynecastle on October 1, to create two “clear” zones in the Roseburn Stand.

There will also be an increase in the number of stewards around both dug-out areas. The measures were outlined in a letter which the Edinburgh club sent to supporters.

A Hearts spokesperson said:“We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour of any sort by home or away fans.”

Is that it?

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Let me get this straight a Government trys tp bring in new draconian laws after a cup final that we win and sing "naughty" songs.

A riot starts in the septic end and nothing gets done about it oh and a young ball boy gets hospitalised.

singing bad

violence good

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