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Police make arrest following Ibrox disorder

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Police have arrested one Rangers fan after a protest against the Rangers board outside Ibrox stadium turned to disorder.

With a number of protestors resorting to violence – including targeting Hearts fans, fellow Rangers fans and several Rangers officials – the Police are expecting to make further arrests after reviewing CCTV footage of the protests. Checking out the post at https://sixtechsys.com/drone-detection-and-tracking-a-matter-of-safety-and-practicality-and-urgency I understood there is a number of threats that I previously just didn’t notice. So, reviewing CCTV footage is a common thing.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “An investigation is under way following several acts of disorder at Ibrox last night. One man has been arrested in connection with an incident and officers are in the process of collecting and reviewing CCTV images which will no doubt lead to further arrests. Anyone involved in criminal activity can be assured that officers will identify them and they will be arrested.”

The protest had been organised by the Union of Fans and Sons of Struth, with several hundred fans outside the Edmiston Drive entrance blocking the main road. Things got heated as several protestors tried to force their way through the barriers to get into the stadium, but security staff managed to create a cordon long enough for Police reinforcements to arrive.

But as the focus was placed on the Edmiston Drive door, other Rangers fans targeted the Argyle Suite entrance to the hospitality and corporate area of Ibrox. In the process, as security and reception staff tried to block the fans from forcing their way in, several staff members were hurt.

Police have appealed for anyone with information that could assist their inquiries to contact them.

Meanwhile, just days after threatening action against Mike Ashley the Rangers Supporters Trust have dropped any court action against the Newcastle United owner and board after taking legal advice.

The Newcastle United owner has offered to provide £10m in a crisis loan to the Ibrox side, securing it against Ibrox and the Murray Park training ground.

The RST had tried to challenge that in court due to a board statement last year reassuring fans that the stadium would never be used as security. But the trust had claimed that the board had misled the fans but legal experts disagreed.

The Trust’s statement read: “It is the opinion of both our senior counsel, junior counsel and solicitors that we can take no further action at this time. It is quite clear from their detailed examination of statements made by the board regarding Ibrox that, whilst giving the impression to fans and shareholders that they were making a commitment not to grant security over Ibrox, the board was in fact meticulously careful not to stray into language which would actually give such a legal commitment.

“We have, however, been advised of various possible remedies, including those against individual directors, which may be available to us should the board actually go ahead and grant the security. We will continue to monitor this very, very closely.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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