CELTIC's Supporter Liaison Officer has rejected claims that fans of the club clashed with police at McDiarmid Park yesterday.

Celtic played St Johnstone in the lunchtime kick-off on Boxing Day in what was the first game in Scotland to go ahead under the new 500-fan limit imposed by the Scottish Government. 

The new restrictions have come into play due to the rise of Omicron Covid cases in the country. 

As a result of the move, all games played yesterday and for the next three weeks will effectively be played behind closed doors. 

Only a small number of St Johnstone fans were inside the ground for the game yesterday. 

But another small band of Celtic fans appeared outside the stadium to cheer on Ange Postecoglou's men from a distance.

It had been claimed that the group had clashed with police and tried to 'storm the gates' of the stadium. 

But John Paul Taylor, Celtic's SLO, has rubbished those claims. 

He tweeted: "Just to clarify some inaccurate reports from yesterday. There was no clash with police, no storm of gates.

"A handful of fans went to cheer their team from an area which was away from the stadium.

"Police were agreeable to this and fans dispersed at FT without any issue."