By Nick Ware

16th May, 2021 | 3:40pm

Celtic slam Rangers fans after Hoops club store vandalised during Invincibles celebrations

Celtic have angrily responded to the vandalism caused by some Rangers fans to their club shop in Glasgow after Saturday’s celebrations took an ugly turn.

The Light Blues wrapped up the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season in fine fashion at Ibrox, beating Aberdeen 4-0 to ensure an invincible 38-game league campaign.

With fans still absent from stadiums due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Gers supporters were pouring onto the streets in celebration at the conclusion of what has been a historic season for the club.

But a small section of those fans appear to have taken their delight to extreme excess and caused damage to property, including vandalism of Celtic’s club store.

A club spokesperson for the Hoops told the Scottish Sun: “It is beyond belief that such disgusting vandalism and thuggery has been allowed to happen again.

“We hope police do all they can to identify those responsible.

“We are glad we took the decision to close the store and ensure the safety and protection of our staff.”

The Scottish Sun report included the claims that someone “draped in a Light Blues flag was even pictured peeing in front of the Hoops store”.

Too far

We all want to celebrate and rub it in the noses of our rivals but some of the actions on Saturday clearly went way too far.

Amongst many Rangers supporters who acted in good faith there was a small section that disgraced the club.

This shouldn’t be used as an opportunity by people looking to pile in on the club but we have to acknowledge that some of the fanbase let the side down immensely on Saturday.

Those that vandalised and urinated on shops have to consider, how would they feel if someone came and did that to their property?

It’s all well and good having these footballing rivalries, and we know ours runs much deeper than that with Celtic, but there’s a line here that has well and truly been crossed.

Some supporters have to do a lot better and take accountability for their actions.

It’s a shame that it casts a slight shadow on the rest who behaved impeccably, but that’s the way it is.

Let’s hope for some more considerate but lively celebrations back at Ibrox soon.

In other Rangers news, ‘Remarkable’ – McCoist & Boyd blown away by Gers ace who was ‘battered from pillar to post’.