The DUP MLA said, “There can be no place in our society for those who seek to use violence, threat, or intimidation. The security forces are to be praised for their swift actions in dealing with this device. They place themselves into potential danger to keep the public safe. This alert disrupted not just those attending the match but also people living in the local area.
We have seen security alerts used to disrupt other events and visits. This incident is no different and must be condemned in exactly the same terms.”