A teenage Celtic supporter has been banned from all of the club’s matches – days after his grandfather spent 400 pounds treating him to a season ticket.
Craig Boyd, 17, has been ordered to stay away from any Celtic match being played anywhere in the world until the middle of November.
Boyd has been accused of “behaviour likely to incite public disorder” by shouting sectarian remarks while he was at one of the club’s matches last season.
The teenager will miss at least 13 matches under the terms of a special bail condition imposed by Sheriff Michael Fletcher at Perth Sheriff Court.
Fiscal depute Bill Kermode asked the court to impose the special condition to stay away from all SPFL matches and all Celtic matches until Boyd’s trial on 13 November.
Solicitor Lauren Queen, defending, said: “He is a lifelong supporter of Celtic Football Club and was recently given a season ticket by his grandfather which cost over 400 pounds.
“His position is that it is not necessary in the circumstances of the case to impose this condition.”
Boyd, Rothesay Road, Greenock, denies engaging in sectarian behaviour which could provoke crowd trouble as he left a match at McDiarmid Park in Perth on 15 May this year.
He was released on bail with the additional condition not to attend any regulated SPFL match or any match at home or abroad in which Celtic are playing.