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Rangers and Hibernian charged by Scottish FA over cup final disorder 63 fans arrested by Police to date

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The Scottish FA have charged both Rangers and Hibernian over the violent scenes that occurred following the Scottish Cup Final, which the Edinburgh side dramatically won 3-2.

Hibernian fans took to the field in celebration following their victory, before Rangers fans took to the field to attack Hibs supporters who had made their way to the Rangers end to celebrate and mock them.

Hibs face four charges from the Scottish FA: Damage to the pitch, goal posts and advertising boards – they have until September 6th to respond to the charges with a hearing set for October 4th.

Meanwhile, Rangers face two charges of: fans damaging advertising hoardings – with their hearing to be held on October 5th.

There was no mention of sectarian singing or the use of pyrotechnics from the Rangers support during their side’s defeat, nor was there any charges imposed on either side over the violence of their supporters.

63 fans have been arrested by Police Scotland to date.

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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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