Yesterday's Champions League qualifier between Linfield and Celtic was on the radar for security forces since it was announced a few weeks ago.
The Belfast side, who have a mostly Loyalist following, hosted the Glasgow giants who are famed for their vociferous Irish-Catholic support.
As expected the visitors emerged victorious, winning 2-0 in a relatively easy evening for them. Police will be relieved that the game passed without much trouble but there was one incident as Celtic's Leigh Griffiths was targeted Linfield fans throwing missiles as he prepared to take a corner.
Among the objects thrown was a bottle of Buckfast which Griffiths picked up to his bemusement.
Linfield fans throwing coins and a buckfast bottle at Celtic player Leigh Griffiths trying to take a corner pic.twitter.com/Q90lvdf6tK
— Mark McConville (@mark_mac_) July 14, 2017
Bafflingly, the referee booked Griffiths for 'time wasting' as he tried to figure what to do with the bottle.
Griffiths booked for "time-wasting" as he shows the ref the bottle of Buckfast thrown onto the pitch. Bottle of Bucky on the pitch. Unreal pic.twitter.com/LHdp2wku5B
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 14, 2017
Leigh Griffiths yellow carded by UEFA official for not recycling empty buckfast bottle.
Fair play, save the planet fs Leigh pic.twitter.com/c75orpPXH5
— Fitzy ???? (@Fitzy_07) July 14, 2017
Leigh Griffiths booked for Dodging a Bottle of Buckfast ???? https://t.co/Uxij8jRfDm
— Sobu74 (@sobu74) July 14, 2017
Football fans, eh?