Hearts star Zdenek Zlamal struck by coin during Rangers clash at Tynecastle

Goalkeeper hit by object as he was about to take goal kick late in match

Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal was struck by a coin thrown from the away end during his side's Scottish Cup clash with Rangers.

The Czech stopper was hit in the chest by the object, which he soon picked up and handed to referee Steven McLean.

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It isn't the first time the custodian has been the victim of crowd trouble from the Roseburn Stand at Tynecastle. Last season he was attacked by a Hibs supporter as he went to retrieve the ball behind the goal.

Referee Steven McLean hands the object to fourth official Willie Collum. Picture: SNS

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McLean took the coin, believed to be a two-pence piece, from Zlamal and gave it to fourth official Willie Collum with under ten minutes remaining in Hearts' 1-0 triumph.

Hearts have said they'll review CCTV footage in order to try and identify the perpretrator.

Oliver Bozanic netted the only goal of the game as Hearts made it to their fourth successive cup semi-final. They all but ended Rangers' chances of domestic silverware this season in the process.

Zdenek Zlamal hands the coin to referee Steven McLean. Picture: SNS
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