Seven Rangers staff attacked by Hibs fans as cup final turned sour - report

By Coral Barry

Davie Weir and six Rangers players were attacked by Hibernian fans in a massive pitch invasion after the Scottish Cup final, according to a report.

Hibs supporters flooded the pitch after the Edinburgh club secured a last-minute 3-2 win over Rangers to mar an otherwise thrilling encounter.

David Gray’s injury time header ended a 114 year wait for Hibs to lift the Scottish Cup, but emotions spilled over as huge numbers of celebrating supporters invaded the pitch.

The Scottish Sun claim that assistant coach Weir and six of the Rangers playing staff were targeted and assaulted by Hibs supporters.

Both sets of teams were still on the pitch when the invasion began and there was a mad rush to get Rangers and Hibs players to safety after the chaos began.

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The Scottish Football Association and Police Scotland have already launched an investigation into the incident.

One player who was definitely confronted by a Hibs supporter was Gers midfielder, Dean Shiels, who had to be held back by is Rangers colleagues.

Stewards had to be assisted by police on foot and horses to disperse the crowd that dominated half the pitch.

Rangers supporters were also seen as part of the invasion and Gers players were unable to remerge from the dressing room to collect their runners-up medals, due to safety concerns.

In other Rangers news, Andy Walker described what he saw happening to Gers players during the scenes.