Gerrard blast as another missile throwing incident mars Rangers victory
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has called on missile throwers to stop harming Scottish football.
The shocking trend of crowd misconduct continued when a cigarette lighter was thrown in the direction of Gers captain James Tavernier during his side's 3-0 win at Motherwell.
Referee Nick Walsh picked the lighter up and handed it to a police officer at the side of the Fir Park pitch. There were also three arrests at Saturday's Hibs-Hearts Edinburgh derby, two for objects thrown from the crowd, including a coconut.
wAnd a firecracker was thrown onto the pitch during Celtic's 2-0 win at St Mirren last week.
"It's dangerous for the players when there are objects thrown on to the pitch, whether it be a lighter or whatever it may be. It needs to stop," said Gerrard.
"It seems like we're trying to send messages out every time we speak to the media, which is a shame. It's a sad thing to see in this league but there's a lot of it going on and there's a lot of other sad stuff that's going on in world football."
Scott Arfield's hat-trick cut Celtic's Scottish Premiership lead to 11 points with five matches remaining.