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Man Stabbed Dad In Row Over Which Football Team His Two-Year-Old Son Should Support

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Dad stabbed dad in row over which football team his two-year-old supported

A man has been jailed for seven years after stabbing a dad in the neck in a row over which football team his toddler should support.

The Daily Record reports that Thomas Gordan plunged a knife into Daniel Collingwood at a party in Glasgow last year after the dad revealed his two-year-old supported Rangers.

After being sent down at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday, Gordon, 36, reportedly smiled and gave a thumbs-up to two women in the public gallery.

The court had heard how Gordon was at a Hogmanay party hosted by his on-off partner when the row broke out.

Douglas Fairlie QC, prosecuting outlined that during the party, Edward Gordon and Mr Collingwood argued about the upbringing of his son, and that the argument was about whether the child should support Celtic or Rangers.

The court heard that the Gordon family are Celtic fans, but the little boy was said to support Rangers. A row about the toddler's religion then followed.

"The accused left the living room and went into the kitchen. Mr Collingwood felt uneasy and became concerned for his safety," Mr Fairlie said. "He ran into the back garden but was unable to find an exit, so he attempted to run back into the house."

The court was told that Edward Gordon pushed Daniel against a wall and stabbed him several times to the left side of his neck and shoulder area.

He was left with two serious wounds to his neck, one just just an inch from his jugular vein.

Gordon, from Govan, admitted assaulting Daniel. His solicitor, Gordon Jackson QC, said it was a 'stupid Glasgow incident about football'.

Judge Lord Turnbull told Gordon he was lucky not to have been facing a murder charge.

Gordon had previously stood trial for a murder in 2004, having been accused of killing a man at a karaoke night. He was freed after the jury returned a not proven verdict. In 1995, he was jailed for six years for assault, and also has a previous conviction for carrying a knife.

Last night Mr Collingwood's dad said there was no justice in the sentence Gordan was given and that he would probably be out in under four years.

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