Hearts v Celtic: Police descend on Tynecastle as fans clash ahead of Premiership match

Police have descended on Tynecastle Park in Edinburgh as rival fans brawl.

It is understood that a number of arrests have been made outside the ground ahead of the match between Hearts and Celtic – scheduled to kick off at 8pm.

Footage posted on social media shows rival fans kicking and punching one another, while police try to separate them.

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Under new Scottish Premiership rules, the opening game of the season at Tynecastle was only meant to be attended by a selection of the home side’s season-ticket holders.

But alongside some 5,200 Hearts spectators, a large number of ticketless Celtic fans have also gathered outside the stadium.

Police Scotland has been contacted for comment.

Updates to follow.

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Police intervene as supporters clash during a cinch Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Park , on July 31, 2021, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

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