Celtic fan shot in front of son in Amsterdam bar

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A Celtic football fan was shot on Wednesday in an Amsterdam bar crowded with fellow supporters just before the club's UEFA Champions League qualifier with Ajax.

The 41-year-old Glaswegian was drinking with his son and brother when the gunman walked into the city centre bar and shot him once in the chest at close range before escaping.

British consular officials plan to visit the man, who has not been named and who was in a stable condition in hospital.

Dutch police said that the motive for the attack, in the early afternoon at Teasers Bar, was unknown. There were about 8,000 Celtic fans in the city and police said there had been no trouble between them and the Ajax supporters.

Elly Florax of Amsterdam Police said police were told of the shooting at about 2.30pm. "We do know it had nothing to do with the football match," she said, adding that the gunman, who was coloured, had not been wearing a soccer outfit.