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Coin throwing concerns Commons

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Pin Commons has spoken out against the recent coin throwing incidents. AFP
Commons has spoken out against the recent coin throwing incidents. AFP

Coin throwing concerns Commons

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Ex-Celtic player Kris Commons is concerned with the recent spate of coin throwing at matches in Scotland.

Kris Commons is concerned that the recent coin throwing incidents at Scottish football grounds will soon escalate to a more serious accident. 

Hibernian manager Neil lennon was struck in the jaw by a coin during the Edinburgh Derby last week, while Rangers' Alfredo Morelos was targeted with coins by St Mirren fans during his goal celerbration at the weekend. 

These two particular incidents were sandwiched by an assualt on Hearts keeper Zdenek Zlamal, who was punched by an opposition supporter when retrieving the ball from behind his goal at Tynecastle last week. 

And former Celtic star Commons has called for an end to the harrowing scenes before a more serious accident happens, potentially causing someone a life-changing injury.

In an interview with 'Sky Sports News' Commons slammed the behaviour of some fans, saying: "Not only are missiles entering the field but now they are striking people. I don't think this is a new thing. When I was playing it was happening on a regular basis. If you walk around the pitches now, you still see coins on the park, specifically when people are taking corners."

He continued: " Now it has gone to a different level, with Neil Lennon getting struck in the face. You are getting coins coming towards managers and coaching staff and it is becoming a real concern. It is probably going to take someone getting seriously injured for anyone to do anything."

And so, Commons took the opportunity to urge fans to report incidents to the authorities, stating: "As a collective group, people need to get together and sort something out. Whether you can get cameras within the ground to look at certain areas [I don't know]. As a duty as a supporter, if you are next to someone who is throwing missiles, as a supporter of the football club you have got a duty to name and shame."

Commons concluded: ""Someone is going to get hurt and that is a big concern. If it hits them in the eye, then that's their career over. It's happening more regularly and it is not going to be long before someone really does get injured."

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