A MAN who got involved in a fight after an Old Firm match has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Gary Lang, 27, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a weapon – a glass bottle – during the altercation on May 12, 2019.

Following a Rangers vs Celtic game, Lang was on Paisley Road West when a CCTV operator observed him at around 8.40pm.

Prosecutor Victoria Kwell said: “The accused became involved in an altercation with an unknown male.

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“The operator observed the accused picking up a glass bottle and raise it towards his head. The accused thereafter threw the bottle and the other man made off.

“The CCTV operator notified the control room. When police attended, officers observed the accused walking away.

“He was apprehended and placed under arrest.”

Glasgow Times:

Lang, of Rutherglen, got involved in the fight as he thought the man was going to assault his girlfriend.

His defence solicitor said: “He thought he was doing the right thing but shouldn’t have got involved. He was drunk and came across them.

“He intervened verbally, and the complainer threw a punch at him. He threw the bottle away, not at the complainer.

“The complainer’s girlfriend slapped the complainer on the face, and it all fizzled out.

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“He doesn’t have an extensive record and has nothing else outstanding.”

Sheriff Patricia Pryce ordered Lang to carry out 105 hours of unpaid work within the community.

She told him: “You need to behave better; you drink alcohol and are presented with a situation, and you react in this way. It was a potentially dangerous way to react. This is a matter which you should not be involved in.”