Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Celtic fan fined for singing IRA songs at match in Inverness

ATTENDING a fooball match at Caledonian Stadium proved to be expensive for a Celtic fan.
For Inverness Sheriff Court heard Brian Devine got caught up in the atmosphere and was spotted by police singing songs supporting the IRA.
He was arrested and when he appeared in court today, Devine (28), of Carriden Place, Wellhouse, Glasgow, admitted contravening Section 1(1) of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 by singing the provocative song.
Depute fiscal Kelly Mitchell said Caley Thistle were playing Celtic in Inverness on February 9 this year.
She said: "It was around 1.30pm and police officers at the south stand observed Devine singing songs in support of a terrorist organisation, the IRA. They observed him for about five to 10 minutes and then arrested him."
A solicitor for biscuit factory worker Devine told the court: "He just got caught up in the crowd. He started clapping along with them and then started singing and got caught up with the crowd."
He added: "He appeared from custody on the Monday. He has not attended a Celtic game since which is of concern to him."
Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood fined Devine £450.
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