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Sheriff sets unusual bail conditions for Old Firm fans

Old Firm fans
Image caption The three men were arrested during Wednesday's game at Celtic Park

Three fans arrested during Wednesday's ill-tempered Old Firm Scottish Cup replay at Celtic Park have been released on unusual bail conditions.

The trio were told to sign in at local police stations during the first half of any match their team is playing in.

Celtic fans Gerard Fulton and Barry Aird and Rangers fan Scott Faulds were also told not to enter any SPL ground or Hampden Stadium in the interim.

They deny the charges against them and were released pending a later trial.

Mr Faulds, from Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, is charged with breaching the peace by shouting sectarian remarks during the game.

The 22-year-old is also alleged to have tried to punch a police officer.

Match arrests

Mr Fulton, 32, from Greenock, Inverclyde, is accused of shouting racist abuse at a police officer, assaulting a man and committing a breach of the peace.

Mr Aird, 28, from Knightswood, Glasgow, is also alleged to have breached the peace by shouting sectarian remarks.

Police made 34 arrests at Celtic Park during the match which also saw three red cards and several confrontations on the touch-line and tunnel.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has agreed to host a summit next week between the clubs and the Scottish Football Association in a bid to address growing police concerns about Old Firm-related disorder.

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