Police are investigating allegations that a yob threw a bottle at football fans – almost hitting a young boy.
Aberdeen scored a dramatic late equaliser against Rangers in their curtain-raiser for the 2018-19 league campaign in a heated game that had earlier seen the Glasgow side reduced to 10 men after an off-the-ball incident.
At full time, some Dons fans complained to police, alleging someone in the Rangers end at Pittodrie had thrown a vodka bottle towards fans in the South Stand seconds after the Dons pegged Rangers back to 1-1.
One supporter, Kevin Rohan, said the bottle had landed centimetres from a child.
After the match, police told The Evening Express they had received a report of the incident and had launched a probe into what happened. It is understood officers are to study CCTV as part of the investigation.
Mr Rohan said the person who threw the bottle was “scum” and added: “They threw a glass bottle into the Dons end and it landed within centimetres of a kid just a few rows in front me. It could have hit a child.
“I didn’t know much about it until full time when we saw the child’s mum climbing up the seats with a broken bottle neck in her hand. She was quite clearly very angry and upset.
“I saw her and her son, who looked about 11 or 12 years old, at the back of the South Stand talking to a police officer.
“The kid was fine but looked very shaken up by it as you would expect.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are investigating a report of an incident involving a bottle during the Aberdeen v Rangers game in Aberdeen shortly after 3pm yesterday.”
Before the match, police warned fans carrying flares and turning up drunk would not get into the stadium and that extra resources would be deployed to keep supporters safe.
A spokesman for Aberdeen Football Club said: “The club is working with the authorities to ascertain exactly what happened.”