Graffiti mocking Ibrox tragedy found in Tynecastle

A photograph that shows vandalism in Tynecastle's Roseburn stand
A photograph that shows vandalism in Tynecastle's Roseburn stand
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A PHOTO of graffiti daubed on a toilet door inside Tynecastle that appears to mock the Ibrox disaster of 1971 has emerged.

The vandalised surface was discovered following Celtic’s visit to the Edinburgh ground last Sunday, which provoked censure from Hearts owner Ann Budge over the behaviour of both sets of supporters.

The image, taken from within Tynecastle’s Roseburn stand and originally published by the Sunday Post newspaper, shows a door emblazoned with “66 dead huns”, in reference to the number of people who died in the Ibrox Stadium disaster that took place 43 years ago.

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The graffiti is thought to be the work of a group known as the Style Mile Vandals (SMV), some of whom may be affiliated with Celtic’s notorious Green Brigade.

Mark Dingwall, editor of Rangers fansite followfollow.com, said tarnishing Tynecastle with the Ibrox disaster slur marked a new low for Scottish football.

He told the Sunday Post: “I am horrified anybody would mock the Ibrox disaster or any other tragedy connected with football.”

A Celtic spokesman said: “These people are not Celtic supporters.” Hearts’ spokesman refused to comment.

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