Rangers fans at Hampden Park
Alexander Blood admitted hurling abuse at a police officers ahead of the Celtic vs Rangers clash at Hampden Park Getty

A Manchester City football hooligan already banned from stadiums in England and Wales has admitted calling a Scottish policeman a "jock c***" ahead of Sunday's Old Firm Derby between Celtic and Rangers.

Alexander Blood, 21, was one of 16 fans who appeared in court yesterday after sectarian chanting returned to the clash on 1 February, which Celtic won 2-0.

Blood, already banned from all stadiums in England and Wales, admitted racially abusing PC Graham Adams when he was told to move from outside a pub on Eglinton Street.

Appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Blood, from Salford, was bailed to await sentence after he admitted confronting Adams with clenched fists and saying: "I can't f****** understand you Jock c***," the Manchester Evening News reported.

Eleven men were due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court, while a further five are the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal, a public prosecutor in Scotland. Three more have been issued with a fixed penalty notice.

In total, 37 people were arrested during the Scottish League Cup semi-final, which was the first time the two rivals have played since Rangers' liquidation in 2012.