Celtic fan fined £1000 for punching steward after Hearts fan approached Lennon

A CELTIC fan punched a steward at Tynecastle during a match between Celtic and Hearts - minutes after Jambo John Wilson tangled with Neil Lennon on the touchline.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 25th October 2011, 4:36 pm

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard today how 19-year-old James Addison struck a steward as a “large melee” broke out in the away stand.

The atmosphere had intensified during the crunch match in May after Wilson ran onto the pitch and approached the Celtic boss.

Addison, a plumber from Cumbernauld, was fined £1000 after pleading guilty to the offence.

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He claimed he was trying to help a friend who was being held by steward Graeme McKechnie as bedlam broke out among the Celtic support, who clashed with police.

Sheriff Kenneth MacIver did not hand down a football banning order, but added that the Glasgow club may take their own action.