Hibs fan handed ban and fine for Scottish Cup pitch invasion

The Hibs fan was fined and received a banning order. Picture: Robert Perry
The Hibs fan was fined and received a banning order. Picture: Robert Perry
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A HIBS fan has been given a football banning order for his part in the pitch invasion after the Scottish Cup final game between Rangers and Hibs earlier this year.

A teenage Rangers fan was due to be sentenced but the case was continued until later this year.

Paul McGinnity, 23, and the 16-year-old fan both previously pled guilty to their parts in the mayhem after the match on May 21.

Hibs won the game 3-2 at Hampden Park after a last minute goal.

Both appeared from custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court last month and pled guilty to offences under the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.

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McGinnity, from Gilmerton, Edinburgh admitted running on to the field, approaching Rangers supporters while acting with another person and fighting with two opposing supporters.

He was fined £400 and given a football banning order for a year.

The teenager, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire admitted running on to the pitch in possession of a chair and throwing it at Hibs fans.

Sheriff Anthony Deutsch further deferred sentence on him until December.