James Tavernier: Rangers captain confronted by fan at Easter Road

By Brian McLauchlin

BBC Scotland at Easter Street

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‘We need it to quit’ – Hibs boss Heckingbottom on fan behaviour

“Raging and angry” Hibernian chief govt Leeann Dempster acknowledged that “nothing is off the table” after Rangers captain James Tavernier changed into confronted by a fan at Easter Street.

The supporter attempted to kick the ball some distance off from Tavernier as he moved to resolve it up to purchase a throw in.

The 2 then laid arms on every other forward of the fan changed into led away by police.

Police Scotland confirmed that a 21-twelve months-historic man had been arrested in reference to the incident.

It comes staunch six days after Scott Sinclair changed into almost struck by a tumbler bottle thrown from the gang at Easter Street right by means of Celtic’s Scottish Cup quarter-final hold.

And an irate Dempster knowledgeable BBC Radio Scotland that the fan will likely be banned for existence and that she’s going to in my conception apologise to Tavernier.

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“They’ve embarrassed this membership tonight once more, it be entirely and totally unacceptable,” she acknowledged.

“What are we going to be talking about the following day? What goes to be on the encourage pages of the paper? What are you going to be asking me about? You are going to be asking me about this recount idiot.

“There would possibly maybe be a immense debate, a healthy debate going on within the Scottish recreation. Nonetheless I’m going to bring it encourage to private accountability. Who belief it changed into alright to near in right here with a tumbler bottle and throw it? Who thinks it be alright to soar over an promoting hoarding? Ninety-nine-point-nine per cent of the of us in right here don’t think it be okay and we must elevate in mind no longer to tarnish these guys as successfully.

“This particular person will likely be banned for existence. He’s in custody at the minute and that’s the put he would possibly maybe possibly well also quiet remain as some distance as I’m eager.

“This person and of us esteem him are going to in actuality feel the fats weight of what we, and optimistically Police Scotland, can lisp.”

‘It be staunch lunacy’ – response

Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom on Sportsound

I would possibly maybe possibly well also quiet be right here talking to you about how proud I’m of the players and all over once more I’m getting asked questions about fan misbehaviour. We need it to quit. It be unhappy I’m no longer right here raving to you about how proud I’m of the players. I surely need to focus on one thing else.

Dilapidated Dundee manager Neil McCann on Sportsound

It be staunch unacceptable, it be staunch lunacy. It be some idiot pondering he can enter the self-discipline of play. Cease some distance off from the pitch, no person wishes to admire you there. We would possibly maybe possibly well also quiet be speaking about how successfully Rangers dangle played on this match and among the most final-ditch defending from Hibs.

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