Glasgow & West Scotland

Football banning order for teenager who threw smoke bomb

A teenager who threw a smoke bomb on to football pitch at an Old Firm youth cup final has been given a one-year football banning order.

Fraser Amos threw a canister from the North Stand at Firhill on to the pitch during the match on 29 April last year.

The 17-year-old was seen on CCTV cameras carrying out the offence and officers detained him that day.

Amos, from Penicuik, pleaded guilty to culpably and recklessly picking up a deployed smoke bomb.

Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC told him: "I'm going to give you an opportunity to prove that this was out of character and borne out stupidity".

The sheriff deferred sentence on the teenager when she admonished him but handed him a football banning order for one year.

The court heard that there was "disorder" and "extreme hostility" during the match at Firhill Stadium.

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