A parcel bomb found in Belfast was destined for a well known Celtic fan. This is the fifth explosive device sent with the purpose of targeting the Glasgow football club, Celtic, and its manager Neil Lennon.
On Tuesday it was announced that the fifth parcel bomb did not reach the Celtic supporter because the address was incorrect. The bomb was found on April 12 at a Belfast postal facility.
Although no group has come forward to claim responsibility the authorities are blaming the extremist supporters of Rangers football club, Celtic's rival Protestant Glasgow club.
On March 26 a package addressed to Neil Lennon was intercepted at a sorting office outside Glasgow. Other packages were sent to high profile Celtic supporters such as Scottish lawmaker Trish Godman, and lawmaker Paul McBride.
Earlier this year packages containing bullets were sent to Neil Lennon as well as Paddy McCourt and Niall McGinn, both from Northern Ireland. Lennon has been threatened throughout his football career. He retired as a football player in 2002 saying he had received death threats from a paramilitary group in Northern Ireland.
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