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Rangers issue statement on Cup Final violence

The club have released a statement condemning the disgraceful scenes witnessed at Hampden earlier.

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Rangers have released a statement following the ugly scenes which followed the club's 3-2 loss to Hibs in the Scottish Cup final at Hampen. The statement which can be read here confirms earlier reports that SIX Rangers players were physically assaulted on the pitch. Lee Wallace, Jason Holt, Dean Shiels and Andy Halliday are all believed to have been attacked as well as assistant manager Davie Weir.

The full statement reads:

"Rangers players and staff were assaulted by these fans who invaded the pitch and in the interests of their safety could not return to the pitch for the medal presentation.

There can be no place for the violent behaviour witnessed at the end of the Final and Rangers fully expect the Scottish Football Association and Police Scotland to launch an investigation to find out where security measures failed.

The Club would like to commend Rangers fans for the restraint they showed under severe provocation."