FC Copenhagen striker Michael Santos has been charged for an alleged assault by Scottish Police after he appeared to push a policeman during a goal celebration between the sides last night.
Pep Biel scored in the 85th minute of the game to put the Danish side ahead, and Santos appeared to make contact with an officer as he celebrated. The incident is not all that clear in the video below, but you can see the police officer fall to the ground at one point and the player enters the shot soon after.
Did anyone else spot the Copenhagen player pushing the police officer? pic.twitter.com/0vH5uL0OP2
— Geeb 🎙 (@Geeb1872) February 27, 2020
Michael Santos says goodbye to Celtic (and their police) pic.twitter.com/e08TKb1lz2
— Leonid Dikapriov (@ReformedPapangu) February 27, 2020
It has since been confirmed that Santos and another 42-year old member of the Copenhagen staff have been charged following the incident. The club have confirmed that the other person involved is a steward they brought to the game.
In a statment, FC Copenhagen said:
After Pep Biel’s 2-1-goal at Celtic Park there was turmoil in front of the FCK fan section after an official grabbed Pep Biel during the celebration.
One of our stewards tried to prevent a clash and was led away and talked with Scottish police. Michael Santos also talked with the police, who subsequently have charged them both.
They travelled home with the team, and we are now waiting to see if the Scottish police will pursue the case. We will co-operate if they want more information from the club.
Those involved are not going to comment on the episode.