Ban for Motherwell fan who threw object at Rangers’ James Tavernier

Motherwell have banned a supporter responsible for hurling an object at Rangers captain James Tavernier in the Ladbrokes Premiership game on Sunday.

Objects were thrown at 
Rangers' James Tavernier. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS
Objects were thrown at Rangers' James Tavernier. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Referee Nick Walsh was forced to temporarily halt play during Gers’ 3-0 Fir Park win near the end of the first half when a cigarette lighter and a pie were aimed at the Gers skipper.

Well chiefs say they have been able to identify one of the culprits after studying CCTV footage and have issued an indefinite ban.

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The Steelmen say they are continuing to investigate a second individual who they believe also threw an object onto the pitch and plan to issue another suspension order as soon as possible.

Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon said: “We condemn the irresponsible actions of two of our fans, whose moment of recklessness has cast an unfortunate shadow over our whole support.

“It gives us absolutely no pleasure or satisfaction to ban anyone from Fir Park.”