Two Croatian football fans were stabbed during violence Rangers played Osijek in Glasgow. Up into 60 individuals were involved in the problem in Govan, close Ibrox Stadium, earlier the Europa League game.
. Police Scotland said the “large-scale disturbance” in the Govan region of Glasgow resulted in the 2 men, elderly 24 and 40, being injured.
They were obtained from the scene, a brief distance from the club’s Ibrox Stadium, into Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for therapy. The patients are described as steady.
Officers were predicted to Edmiston Drive, at its junction with Paisley Road West, only after 19:00 on Thursday. Flares were allowed off during the clashes and eyewitnesses said bottles and stones were launched.
One video published online reveals a man being kicked and punched by two guys as he put the floor.
Officers are trawling private and public space CCTV in a bid to map the moves of the supposes, a lot of whom wore dark hooded shirts to hide their identities. The force appealed for witnesses or anyone with mobile phone or dashboard camera footage of the clashes to get hold of them.
Chief Inspector Alan Bowater said: “Supporters of both sides should be able to attend a football match without getting caught up in violence and disorder. Also, innocent members of the public should not have to be faced with the threat of encountering it.”I might like to reassure members of the public that we carry their security extremely seriously and sufficient resources will be deployed at future matches to undertake anti-social behaviour and violence. ”,he said.
The individuals involved has to be tracked down and held to account and Police Scotland will utilize every resource at its disposal to put a halt to this irresponsible behaviour.
Rangers improved to the next round later the match finished 1-1 to give Steven Gerrard’s side a 2-1 win on aggregate.
Witness Marianne Chirray composed on Twitter: “Ibrox is chaotic right now!!! Flares being thrown, people getting kicked in the head – nightmare!”
Detective Inspector Steven Wallace said: “This type of violent behaviour will not be tolerated and it is absolutely vital anyone with information that could assist with our investigation comes forward.”I would interest anybody who had been in the region and witnessed that a disturbance, particularly anyone with mobile phone or dash-cam footage, to get in contact. ’
Last weekend that a mass brawl broke out nearby Glasgow Central Station following a pre-season friendly between Rangers and Wigan.