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Scottish FA open disciplinary proceedings over Scottish Cup final

Rangers v Hibernian - William Hill Scottish Cup Final Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty

The Scottish FA have summoned Rangers and Hibernian to Hampden Park to face charges following the disorder after May’s Scottish Cup final.

Rangers have been charged under Disciplinary Rule 311:

In that at the above match you failed to adhere to the Cup Competition Rules, specifically Rule 28 of the Rules of The Scottish Cup. That at the above match damage was sustained to Hampden Stadium, being the stadium where the Scottish Cup Final was played, as a consequence of misbehaviour by supporters of your Club. That the misbehaviour by your supporters occurred at the conclusion of the above match whereby, following on from a pitch incursion by supporters of Hibernian FC, a number of your supporters also carried out an incursion onto the pitch. That thereafter supporters of your Club who had engaged in the pitch incursion remained upon the pitch until cleared by Police Scotland and Stewards. That in the course of this misbehaviour by your supporters damage was sustained to the stadium, as follows:

(i) To parts of the LED advertising system situated at the perimeter of the pitch, in the vicinity of the North Stand, and /or the West Stand; and/or

(ii) To advertising hoardings situated at the perimeter of the pitch, in the vicinity of the West Stand.

Rangers will appear on Wednesday October 5th and have until 5pm next Tuesday to provide a written response.

Hibs have also been charged under Disciplinary Rule 311 with similar allegations as those faced by Rangers. Hibs will appear the day before Rangers (October 4th) and also have until next Tuesday to respond.

Both clubs face sanctions ranging from a censure to possible expulsion from the competition. Neither club has commented as yet.