Rangers attacker DaMarcus Beasley has expressed his dismay after his car was deliberately set alight.
American Beasley’s car was found in Queen’s Gardens in Glasgow’s west end just after 11pm on Monday. Police said they were treating it as wilful fireraising and were trying to trace the occupants of a white car seen in the area.
United States international Beasley told the the Daily Record: “I don’t know how to take it really. It’s pretty crazy. If it is a Celtic-Rangers thing then it’s obviously not good. It has shocked me – you don’t expect to be targeted like this – but I’m not going to be too upset by it.”
On his social networking Twitter page, the footballer thanked well-wishers for their messages of support.
He wrote: “Thanks again for ALL the messages and kind words.. But yea I’m doin ok and in the market for a new car! Lol..Gotta try to find some humor” and “I’m doin ok, jus glad no one got hurt”.
Strathclyde Police appealed for information about the incident, which also left a BMW 5-Series damaged by fire.
Detective Sergeant Sandy Johnston said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Queen’s Gardens in Hyndland around 11pm on Monday night. In particular, I would like to trace the occupants of a white hatchback car which was seen in the area as they may have information that will assist this investigation.”
A Rangers spokesman said: “This is a disturbing and deplorable incident and the club will do everything we can to assist the police with their investigations.”