Hibs and Rangers cleared of wrongdoing after pitch invasion

William Hill Scottish Cup Final 2016 Hampden.  Rangers v Hibernian.  Police line the pitch.  Picture Robert Perry 21st May 2016

William Hill Scottish Cup Final 2016 Hampden. Rangers v Hibernian. Police line the pitch. Picture Robert Perry 21st May 2016

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Hibs and Rangers have both been cleared of any wrongdoing after the pitch invasion at the end of the Scottish Cup final.

Hibs were facing four charges after fans ran onto the turf at Hampden to celebrate their historic 3-2 win over Rangers in May.

Police line the pitch.  Picture Robert Perry 21st May 2016

Police line the pitch. Picture Robert Perry 21st May 2016

The Scottish Football Association today dismissed all the allegations.

Rangers were also cleared of two charges they were facing in relation to the disturbance.

Hibs welcomed the decision of the Judicial Panel and said the club had today paid for damage to the pitch..

Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive of Hibernian, said: “We hope that this now brings an end to the matter and the Scottish FA can concentrate on implementing the recommendations made by the Independent Commissioner, Sheriff Principal Bowen.”

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