Celtic: Glass bottle thrown at Scott Sinclair during Scottish Cup tie

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Glass bottle thrown at Scott Sinclair during Celtic's 2-0 win over Hibs

Police are investigating after a glass bottle was thrown at Celtic forward Scott Sinclair during his side's Scottish Cup victory over Hibernian.

The incident took place during the second half as Sinclair prepared to take a corner.

The bottle landed just yards away from the Englishman before referee Willie Collum retrieved the object.

"This incident will form part of the post-match inquiry," said Police Scotland.

"We are aware of a bottle being thrown from the crowd to the pitch during the match at Easter Road on Saturday, 2 March 2019."

A statement from Hibernian said two bottles were thrown during the match, with one from their own fans and another from the away support.

"We will review the CCTV footage and work with the appropriate authorities to identify those involved in throwing items on to the pitch," said a Hibs statement.

"We understand two bottles were thrown, one from each set of supporters. This is entirely unacceptable and puts players and others at risk.

"The match was a good game, played in a great spirit, but unfortunately yet again the headlines will be around this kind of unacceptable conduct."

'Do something about it now'

This season there has been a series of objects thrown during Scottish Premiership matches.

Footage showed an object almost hitting Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal during Wednesday's 2-1 win for Celtic.

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd urged authorities to "address" the issue before a "serious injury" occurs after being struck by a coin during his side's loss to Celtic last month.

The 35-year-old posted a video of the Sinclair incident on Instagram on Saturday evening, writing: "Are we waiting until someone loses an eye or ends up with a serious injury? 'DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW'."

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