Remember when The Rangers won the League and carried on with dignity and decorum, not making a mess and keeping their privates in their pants? Me neither.
A Sevco fan caught up in the celebrations has been sent to jail for 180 days after pleading guilty to breach of the peace for playing with himself in front of members of the public.
As reported by Radio Clyde:
A man caught on camera exposing himself during Rangers title celebrations is behind bars.
Ryan Gemmell was captured on mobile phone footage which went viral as crowds of fans gathered outside Ibrox Stadium on March 7 2021.
The 47 year-old today returned to the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Gemmell, of the city’s Maryhill, had earlier pleaded guilty to a breach of the peace.
Sheriff Allan McKay accepted there was not “a significant sexual element” to the crime.
But, he told Gemmell: “Given your record (of convictions) and this offence, I find there is no alternative to a custodial sentence.
“This was carried out in the clear light of day in a very public place and is a severe breach of the peace.”
Gemmell was sentenced to 180 days reduced from 200 days due to his guilty plea.
Prosecutor Redmond Harris earlier today told how police had been made aware of the short mobile clip taken outside Ibrox.
He said: “The footage showed Gemmell exposing himself in front of members of the public and touching himself.”
Gemmell was later traced, but made no comment when charged.
His lawyer Andrew Lambie said Gemmell was “ashamed” of what he had done.
Mr Lambie added: “It is clear that he was intoxicated. He said he had been drinking since 11am that day and does not have a great recollection of events.”
The defence solicitor had asked Sheriff McKay to impose a sentence other than prison to help Gemmell deal with personal issues.
The previous hearing was told Gemmell had a lengthy criminal past, but no further details were given.