Police probe after alleged Hearts fan ‘punch’ at Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair celebrates after he's scores his side's second goal. Picture: SNS

Scott Sinclair celebrates after he's scores his side's second goal. Picture: SNS

POLICE are investigating after a Hearts fan apparently aimed a punch at Celtic striker Scott Sinclair after his goal at Tynecastle on Sunday.

Television pictures caught Sinclair running behind the goals after scoring, with one Hearts fan reaching out but not connecting with the winger.

A statement on the Hearts website today said: “Hearts is aware of an alleged incident following a goal scored by Scott Sinclair during the Celtic match at Tynecastle on Sunday 7th August.

“The Club have been in discussion with Police Scotland and this matter is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

“The club will work with the police and share all relevant information as necessary.”