Probe after Easdales ‘threatened’ outside Ibrox

Sandy Easdale (right) and James (front) with Derek Llambias at the match with Falkirk. Picture: SNS

Sandy Easdale (right) and James (front) with Derek Llambias at the match with Falkirk. Picture: SNS

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POLICE are investigating after Rangers investors Sandy and James Easdale were allegedly threatened outside Ibrox this weekend.

The bus tycoons contacted police claiming they had been abused by a group of men at Saturday’s match with Falkirk.

Police confirmed they are probing the claim, which took place before the Scottish Championship clash at Ibrox stadium.

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It is believed the brothers were making their way to the stadium from their car, along with Sandy Easdale’s 14-year-old son, when they were allegedly targeted.

A 37-year-old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the incident.

A spokesman for Sandy Easdale told the Evening Times: “The Easdale brothers were shocked in front of Sandy’s 14-year-old son and no-one should be confronted like this at a game especially on a day of remembrance .

“It is not something you would expect at the front door of Ibrox or indeed any football ground.”

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland added: “A 37-year-old man is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal after an alleged breach of the peace.”

It is thought a second man is wanted in connection with the incident.

Police are already investigating a graffiti attack on James Easdale’s house in Greenock.

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