Stokes: I'm staying at Celtic, despite intimidation

Republic Of Ireland and Celtic striker Anthony Stokes says he is determined to stay at Celtic, in spite of an attack on his home after the defeat to Rangers in the Old Firm derby.

Republic Of Ireland and Celtic striker Anthony Stokes says he is determined to stay at Celtic, in spite of an attack on his home after the defeat to Rangers in the Old Firm derby.

According to media reports, a group of 15 people shouted death threats and sang sectarian songs outside his house, and a wheelie bin was thrown against his living room window.

Stokes was not home at the time, but members of his family were.

Speaking in The Daily Mail, Stokes, 22, said: "I simply have to forget about it and get on with my football. I had people over from Ireland to see the derby, but I just want to forget about it and concentrate on the football. I wasn't in the house at the time."

"It was one of the things that when you play for the Old Firm that you have to expect. It seems to be part and parcel…These things happen and you have to move on. There's nothing you can do about it."

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