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Thursday, 8 February, 2001, 17:58 GMT
Man stabbed after Old Firm clash
Hampden Park
Arrests were made after the Old Firm clash at Hampden Park
A 39-year-old man was recovering in hospital after being stabbed by two men after the Old Firm cup tie between Celtic and Rangers in Glasgow.

Strathclyde Police said there were a total of 41 arrests before, during and after the CIS Insurance Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

On the pitch a bad tempered match saw three players sent off as Celtic beat Rangers 3-1.

The injured man suffered stab wounds to his arms and body as a result of the attack in Forbes Drive in the east end of Glasgow at 2355GMT on Wednesday.

Appeal for witnesses

It is believed the victim may have been a Rangers supporter and that the attack followed an argument.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where his condition was said to be stable.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

Meanwhile, six people were arrested before the match, 30 during the game and five people were detained afterwards.

A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said: "The arrests were mainly for breach of the peace, although some supporters were arrested for being drunk and trying to enter a designated sporting arena."

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