Raith Rovers to adopt 'zero tolerance approach' if Tannadice 'bottle throwing perpetrator' is identified

Dundee United's Tony Watt picks up a glass bottle thrown by the Raith Rovers fans as he celebrates after he scores to make it 1-0 against Raith Rovers at Tannadice (Pic Ewan Bootman/SNS Group)Dundee United's Tony Watt picks up a glass bottle thrown by the Raith Rovers fans as he celebrates after he scores to make it 1-0 against Raith Rovers at Tannadice (Pic Ewan Bootman/SNS Group)
Dundee United's Tony Watt picks up a glass bottle thrown by the Raith Rovers fans as he celebrates after he scores to make it 1-0 against Raith Rovers at Tannadice (Pic Ewan Bootman/SNS Group)
Raith Rovers officials have identified the yob responsible for throwing a glass booze bottle at Dundee United goal-scorer Tony Watt during Saturday’s 2-0 Scottish Championship defeat at Tannadice Park and issued a ban.

A spokesperson for the Kirkcaldy club said: “A supporter that threw an object onto the pitch during Saturday’s match has been identified and banned from Stark’s Park indefinitely.

“Such behaviour does not reflect the values of our football club, and we maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards it.

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“There is no place for this kind of behaviour at a football match.”

Dundee United forward Watt has described the throwing of the bottle onto the pitch at Tannadice as unacceptable after he was nearly hit by it while celebrating his opening goal in the championship title showdown.

The 30-year-old said: “People just get carried away – and I think there was a vape too.

“People just lose their cool for a bit and hopefully they realise it is not acceptable, but it would be good if they just don’t do it.”

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Ex-Celtic and Motherwell man Watt struck just eight minutes into the battle between the first and second-placed teams to help United create some breathing space at the top with a 2-0 win, with fellow striker Louis Moult doubling their advantage from the penalty spot in the second half.

Although there were 13 bookings, including one for Rovers boss Ian Murray for his complaints about the penalty, the game was rarely at risk of boiling over.

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