Celtic Park for me today then.

Judging by some of the hysteria this week, along with the journalistic essentials it might be sensible to don the flak jacket and the hard hat as we head forth into what has been portrayed as a war zone.

Coins, bottles, flares and a general display of all-round toxic masculinity have all been on the rise in stadia up and down the country meaning that there has been plenty of hand wringing to go with it.

But no matter how unsavoury and unpalatable these incidents are – and watching someone lob a glass bottle at a footballer who is entirely unaware it is heading his way is disgusting - the point is that such behaviour belongs to a thuggish minority.

My own views on this issue have been presented in these pages before; strict liability is not a fair system of penalisation but is effectively the only one that will work. If there’s a better way of rooting out the idiots, I’m all ears.

Hibs responded to the incident with Scott Sinclair with a swift statement on Saturday night. It seemed odd at the time that they alluded to a second bottle being thrown given that there had been no sight of it and odder still that a week on there has still been little traction behind the statement.

But for all that the Leith club were quick to condemn the incident, they have effectively washed their hands now. With the stadium CCTV unable to identify the guilty party and a vow to upgrade the current system, whoever went drinking on an empty head last week before going to a football match will be at liberty to indulge again today.

Holding clubs to account for the behaviour of their supporters within their stadium is the only way to correct the current trend towards the moronic.

But if clubs need to take greater responsibility, so too do the authorities.

Police Scotland this week performed an exercise in deflection that would have made the most spin-happy politician blush.

The timing of a report that highlighted incidents of lower league clubs gaining safety certificates without stadium inspections and selling more tickets than their ground capacity caused all sorts of consternation.

It also encouraged people to look the other way rather than stare too hard at what went on at Celtic Park on September 2nd.

The fact of the matter is that while safety issues and certificates are necessary, the jiggery pokery that went on at smaller grounds did so to accommodate large numbers of Rangers fans who followed their team as they moved through the lower leagues.

There have been no incidents reported now or at the time of safety concerns. Seeking to maximise revenue for a bumper pay day, smaller clubs took the cash and got as many bums on seats as they could.

It has passed without note.

But at the beginning of this season as Celtic hosted Rangers for the first meeting of the season between the two teams, there was an alteration to the usual procedure of access and segregation.

With the ticket allocation of the Ibrox fans cut to just 800, getting the smaller numbers in and out of the stadium caused a bigger headache for the police. Numerous fans have reported and photographed a gate being closed on Janefield Street. Police Scotland have maintained that the gate was open at all times.

But with London Road closed off to allow the visiting support access, significant numbers of Celtic fans found themselves crushed in a corridor under the stadium’s North Stand just 20 minutes before kick-off.

Five people were injured. Celtic have commissioned their own report into the incident but the picture that has emerged of fans climbing over walls into the back of a cemetery seems like a chilling nod towards what might have happened.

That there was not a far greater catastrophe was despite police action rather than because of it. It is not always those in the paying seats who need the humility to listen and make better decisions.