CELTIC have hit out at Rangers fans over a number of incidents during Sunday's Old Firm clash.

The Parkhead side claim their players were targeted with "sickening chants" and accused away fans of throwing missiles during the match. 

Rangers won the match 2-1 - with the Light Blues' later claiming striker Alfredo Morelos was subjected to racist abuse. 

Rangers said on Monday they believe the Colombia international was targeted after he was sent off by referee Kevin Clancy in the closing stages of the match.

Police Scotland confirmed it was investigating complaints of racist chants against a Rangers player.

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A Celtic spokesman said: "We are aware of a number of incidents from Sunday's match including Celtic supporters being targeted with missiles from the away support, something which has unfortunately happened on numerous occasions previously.

"We are also aware of a number of other unsavoury incidents involving the away support, including sickening chants directed at our players and supporters.

"However, as we always do, Celtic will deal with these and all other incidents responsibly and in a dignified and professional manner and in a way which protects the greater good of the game."

We previously told how Morelos made a gesture across his throat directed towards the Celtic stands as he left the field.

Rangers defended the gesture, adding the striker is "singled out for special attention, on and off the field of play."

They said: "Indeed, some of the things said and written about him leave a lot to be desired and do nothing to suggest Scottish football is the most welcoming of environments.

“Even Alfredo’s gesture as he left the pitch is now being portrayed in some quarters as something sinister when, in fact, it is a gesture used commonly throughout South America to indicate quite simply that something – in this case, the match – is finished.”

Responding to the claims Morelos was racially abused, a Celtic spokesperson added said: “We are aware of the gestures made by the player towards Celtic supporters.

“We have received no reports of any racial abuse but would fully investigate any should these be brought to our attention.”