Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has urged Ann Budge to mind her own business.
Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has hit back at Hearts owner Ann Budge after she lambasted the behaviour of the club's fans after the weekend cup fixture.
The reigning SPL champions won the game 4-0, but it has been off-field events which have since dominated the news agenda.
Budge called out Celtic fans, urging the club to get tough with their visiting supporters.
Stokes hit back, with the Irish international insisting the taunting from the home support was the worst he has ever encountered.
Maybe Ann budge should worry about her own fans,never had so many sectarian comments directed at me in a ground like tynecastle the othr day— Anthony Stokes (@stoksey10) December 3, 2014
Budge had said in a statement: "I was appalled at the vandalism carried out by our visiting supporters on Sunday.
"Having recently spent significant sums to replace broken seats in the Roseburn Stand, for the benefit, primarily, of our away supporters, I was hugely disappointed to witness the destruction of close to 100 seats.
"Similarly, the graffiti on walls, tiles, doors - basically all types of surfaces - was quite disgraceful and this is not to mention the damage to toilets.
"I have received a number of emails/letters from parents stating that their children were terrified/had to be removed part way through the game/were traumatised - and as such would be unlikely ever to want to return to a game. This is appalling."
Situations like this don't reflect well on either club, and when it occurs it is right to discuss it. Budge's comments however are very one-sided and appear unlikely to win her any friends at Celtic, when the best solution is really to sit down with the opposition and work together to try to stop it happening again.