Hibs issue life bans to fans involved in Hampden trouble

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

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

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

The Easter Road club have taken action against a number of supporters identified as being involved in incidents on the pitch at Hampden earlier this month.

The club has issued life bans and indefinite bans to those it has identified as being involved and said that investigations are continuing.

Thousands of Hibs fans invaded the pitch following their club’s victory over Rangers which was the Edinburgh side’s first Scottish Cup win in 114 years.

Fans from both teams were then involved in clashes with Rangers accusing Hibs supporters of assaulting their players.

Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive of Hibernian FC, said: “While Police Scotland will continue with their own inquiries, we will continue to review what happened and take the action we think appropriate to protect the Club’s good name. We will also co-operate fully with the Independent Commission established by the SFA.

“We have initiated contact with the supporters informing them of our decision. We will continue to identify and impose appropriate sanctions against others involved in unacceptable behaviour.”

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