A Moray football fan who became abusive towards his family after an Old Firm match landed himself in the dock – after police responding discovered he was carrying cocaine.
When Philip Manson returned home after watching Rangers defeat Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, he became so abusive that his family was forced to call the police.
Officers later searched the infuriated 48-year-old, and discovered about £50 of the Class A drug in his pocket.
Manson stays at Avron Bank on Cummingston’s Main Street with his mother and brother.
Elgin Sheriff Court heard that he had been drinking for hours before returning there on Sunday, April 17.
Fiscal David Morton said: “There was a disagreement in relation to the football game and, in his intoxicated state, the accused became aggressive and confrontational.
“He shouted and swore at his family members to the point they felt they had no alternative but to call the police.”
Mr Morton said officers later found a quantity of cocaine worth £50 when they searched Manson.
The accused later admitted charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing and cocaine possession.
His solicitor, Iain Maltman, said Manson would not be able to carry out unpaid work following a heart operation.
Mr Maltman added: “He is not someone who drinks regularly, but on this occasion he did so to excess.
“My client is also not a user of illicit substances, and had been given the drugs by someone with whom he was drinking.
“He appeared not to have taken any of it, and said he didn’t know what it was.”
Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov fined Manson £270 for drugs possession, and admonished him for the way he behaved towards his family.