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Sick Twitter outburst by Celtic 'fan' is condemned

By Chris McCullough

Published 03/10/2016

Sympathy: Leigh Griffiths
Sympathy: Leigh Griffiths

A Celtic supporter caused a storm on social media yesterday after he posted malicious comments about the Rangers fans bus crash.

Jamie Montgomery provoked outrage when he tweeted "hope everybody on that Rangers bus dies".

His sick Twitter tirade continued when he replied to a friend and posted "aye bro a hope they all die safe". And he later added that "if the police see this a hope the police die as well".

The angry response from Twitter users was overwhelming. Donna McKee, a sister of Ryan Baird, the fan killed in the accident, joined in the backlash, tweeting: "'I'm sure your MOTHER is proud of you. And actually one did die... MY BROTHER! #broken #Rangers #heartless #news."

After a short period Montgomery set his account to private, but it later appeared to have been completely shut down. A number of Celtic supporters joined in the condemnation, with one telling Montgomery "you're an embarrassment to real Celtic fans".

And Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths said: "Horrible to hear the news of a fan dying on his way to watch a game. Puts life in perspective. Football rivalry aside. RIP." A JustGiving page set up to help Ryan's family quickly surpassed its £500 target.

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