A THUG who attempted to bite a first aider during an Old Firm cup final before making sectarian remarks to him was fined £780 today.

Robert Thomson assaulted Darren Miller at the League Cup final at Hampden Park last December.

The 19-year-old Rangers fan also grabbed the body of another first aider Claire Burns at the stadium’s West Stand.

Thomson pleaded guilty to the assault on Mr Miller and breach of the peace which included grabbing Ms Burns and making sectarian comments.

The court heard Thomson was found “heavily drunk” in the toilets by the first aiders who brought him out to the concourse.

Prosecutor Davidson Richards said: “At this point the accused attempted to bite Mr Miller on the hand before calling him a fenian b****** repeatedly.”

Police officers were brought over by the first aiders but he wasn’t cautioned and charged at the scene due to his state of intoxication.

Celtic went on to win the final by a single goal scored by Christopher Jullien in the second half.

His lawyer Ashley Pollock, defending, told the court Thomson has since handed back his season ticket.

She said: “He took the view that it was so embarrassing what happened that he surrendered it.

“He hasn’t drunk alcohol since the incident.

“This will be the last time you see Mr Thomson in this building.”

Thomson, of Kilsyth, was also banned from attending football matches for 18 months by Sheriff Valerie Mays.

She said: “I appreciate that you appear as first offender but you recognise this was a very unsavoury comment at the Old Firm cup final.

“These are comments that can be seen as inflammatory to those who were there.”