CELTIC and Sunderland fans clashed in the streets as violence erupted before a pre-season friendly this afternoon.
Hoops and Black Cats supporters fought running battles in the street as police tried to intervene.
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— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) July 29, 2017
One Celtic fan was pictured bleeding heavily on the ground following the flare up.
The North East Ambulance Service said he is in a “serious” but “not life threatening” condition after appearing to be clubbed around the head.
The clashes came shortly after former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson wore the shirt of Celtic’s fierce rivals Rangers as he taunted fans of the fellow Glasgow club.
A shop from which Robinson later posted a picture appeared to be surrounded by Celtic fans this afternoon as the former EDL member claimed he was attacked.
In the original four-minute video on Facebook, Robinson, 34, jokes about being “banged out” by Hoops fans making the journey for the pre-season match.
The EDL founder responds to recent messages he’s received on social media and discusses Hoops fans’ recent showings of solidarity with the people of Palestine, saying: “Palestine hates you.”
He adds: “All these girls who have got their cleavage out and their Celtic tops… take your cleavage, take your Celtic top and walk through Gazza and show me your solidarity, because you won’t have any.
“You’ll have the biggest shock of your life. So stop hating on me.”
He also brands the Green Brigade “muppets” before ending the message by saying “we are the people, God Save the Queen”.
The far right activist – real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon – filmed himself during a rant on his way to the city for a book signing as thousands of Celts fans make the trip down south.
Last night, he posted an image of his book – Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam – at number one on Amazon book chart.