May 2017

Rangers fan who confronted Celtic player is sex offender who flashed 11-year-old girl

A Rangers fan who confronted Celtic’s Scott Brown is a sex offender who exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl.

David McLellan ran on to the Ibrox pitch during Saturday’s Old Firm match.

The pervert was previously convicted of exposing himself as the little girl as she walked along the road with her mum.

Father-of-two McLellan, 23, admitted indecency and was given 30 months’ probation.

McLellan was also put on the sex offenders’ register and given a restricted liberty order.

This week, McLellan, from Irvine, was back in court for invading the pitch and squaring up to Hoops skipper Brown seven minutes into the Scottish Premiership match.

The thug slipped past stewards and ran up to Brown and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

McLellan tussled with the Celtic captain before Rangers players Danny Wilson and James Tavernier ran over to calm the situation.

They pleaded with McLellan to leave the field as referee John Beaton tried to defuse the fracas.

McLellan kissed the badge on his Rangers top before police led him away.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday, he pled guilty to engaging in behaviour likely to incite public disorder by running towards Brown in an aggressive manner.

Rangers said he would be banned from matches indefinitely.

It emerged in court that McLellan has a long history of offending and has served jail time.

A source said: “He is one of these guys who just can’t help himself offending.

“Despite the fact he has two kids, he is still out causing trouble and getting involved in childish behaviour like pitch invasions.

“It’s pathetic. You would have thought that he would have grown
up a bit.

“There has been a lot of talk about him since the incident at the Old Firm match.

“People couldn’t believe that it was him in trouble again because people can remember the flashing incident.”