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Report concludes Hampden pitch invasion down to ‘high excitement’

The pitch invasion which followed Hibs’ historic Scottish Cup triumph was caused by no more than the “exceptionally high degree of excitement” amongst fans, a report into the events at Hampden on May 21 has concluded.

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Hibs fans celebrate winning the Scottish Cup on the Hampden pitch. Picture: Neil Hanna

Rangers demand ‘urgent’ talks with SFA over pitch invasion report

Rangers have demanded “urgent” talks with the Scottish Football Association and the author of a report into the cup final pitch invasion after claiming there were “factual inaccuracies and contradictions” in the document.

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William Hill Scottish Cup Final 2016 Hampden.  Rangers v Hibernian.  The damaged goal post. Picture Robert Perry

Two more arrests made following Scottish Cup chaos

A further two men have been arrested in connection with the alleged violence and disorder at the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on Saturday May 21, 2016.

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Police on the pitch after the game. Greg Macvean

Rangers fan jailed for 4 months following Scottish Cup Final chaos

A RANGERS fan has been jailed for four months for his part in the pitch invasion at the end of the Scottish Cup final earlier this year.

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A total of 55 arrests have now been made over the disorder following the Scottish Cup final. Picture: Neil Hanna

Five further arrests made over Scottish Cup final disorder

A further five arrests have been made following a police operation in connection with the violence and disorder at the Scottish Cup Final in May.

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Police had to separate fans on the field after the full time whistle. Picture: Robert Perry

Two men arrested over Scottish Cup final trouble

Police investigating the trouble that marred the end of the Scottish Cup final have arrested a further two men.

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Rangers were beaten in the Scottish Cup final by Hibs captain David Gray's late goal. Picture: Robert Perry

Cup final was a game too far for Rangers, says Mark Warburton

In his first comments on the Scottish Cup final, Mark 
Warburton yesterday chose to restrict himself largely to the outcome of the game – which saw his Rangers side lose 3-2 to Hibernian, writes Andrew Smith.

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has added the Ladbrokes player of the season award to the other accolades he has collected this term. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS Group

Leigh Griffiths: Watching Hibs win cup was massive for me

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was denied his first Scottish Cup winner’s medal last 
season when his side lost a penalty shoot-out to Championship side Rangers in the semi-final.

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SFA chief executive Stewart Regan, left, with Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

SFA chief Stewart Regan backs Hibs chairman Rod Petrie

Stewart Regan has given under-fire Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie his backing following calls for the Easter Road chief to be stripped of his Scottish Football Association role.

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Police formed a cordon after Hibs fans invaded the pitch following the Scottish Cup final win over Rangers. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Hibs issue life bans following Scottish Cup final incidents

Hibernian have announced they have imposed sanctions, including life bans and indefinite bans, against a number of supporters involved in incidents on the pitch at Hampden Park following the Scottish Cup final against Rangers on 21 May.

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Police officers form a line on the half way line to keep rival fans apart. Picture: Neil Hanna

Hibs issue life bans to fans involved in Hampden trouble

Hibs have taken action against supporters involved in trouble which flared following the Scottish Cup final.

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Alan Stubbs led Hibs out of the 114-year wilderness to lift the Scottish Cup. Picture: Greg Macvean

Aidan Smith: ‘Why aren’t Hibs tying up Alan Stubbs now?’

At half past four last Saturday it wasn’t looking good for Hibernian. The team were losing the Scottish Cup final – not badly and not like John Blackley’s Hibs in 1972 and Garry O’Connor’s Hibs exactly 40 years later, both of whom were thrashed – but losing all the same. At that stage it was shaping to be another unhappy outing to Mount Florida for this semi-tragic club and you wondered: where were the losers’ medals going to end up this time? O’Connor launched his across the Hampden steps, a devastated Blackley got rid of his in the car park.

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John McGinn, right, and Barrie McKay are part of the Scotland squad for tomorrows friendly against Italy. Picture: SNS

John McGinn can now walk tall after Hibs Scottish Cup win

There’s one thing John McGinn knows for sure; 
everyone knows his name. It’s why he was able to walk with purpose into the Scotland camp this week.

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Rnagers fans celebrate Kenny Miller's equaliser at Hampden. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: Singing ‘Billy Boys’ better than fighting - Rangers chief | Aucho ‘wanted by Rangers’ | Old Firm eye Bournemouth ace

Rangers chief says Gers fans singing sectarian song preferable to fighting on pitch; Khalid Aucho claims Rangers want to sign him and both Celtic and Rangers linked with Bournemouth star

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Lewis Stevenson after Hibs victory on Saturday and, left, with the League Cup nine years ago. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Lewis Stevenson has last laugh as he enters history books

He played in a 7-0 stuffing by Malmo and a 5-1 Scottish Cup final defeat by Hearts. Heaven knows there have been days when Lewis Stevenson felt embarrassed while wearing a Hibs shirt.

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Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson at the launch of 'Club 1872' a new, united fan group. Picture: Ross Brownlee/SNS

Ibrox MD vows to deal with misbehaving Rangers fans

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has pledged that the Ibrox club will take action against any of their supporters found guilty of criminal behaviour during the crowd disorder which marred last Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final.

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Picture: Robert Perry

Police set up email to report Scottish Cup final offenders

POLICE investigating the pitch invasion at the Scottish Cup Final have set up a dedicated e-mail address to which fans can send footage and photos of the disturbance.

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A policeman draws his baton as Hibs and Rangers fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after the Scottish Cup final. Picture: Getty

SFA pledge independent commission to probe Cup final disorder

AN INDEPENDENT investigation will look into the disorder that marred the Scottish Cup final, the Scottish Football Association has confirmed.

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Fans line Leith Walk in their tens of thousands as the victorious Hibs team coach inches its way along. Picture: Getty Images

Aidan Smith: May Hibs’ joy outlast sour taste left by Hampden

HAPPY families at club’s victory parade were glad to move on from the fear that followed the final whistle, says Aidan Smith

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Lawyer attacks off-duty police on train in row over Cup final

Lawyer attacks off-duty police on train in row over Cup final

A Hibs-supporting lawyer who traveled to Scotland from America to watch his boyhood heroes lift the Scottish Cup attacked an off-duty police officer on board a train in a row about the match.

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