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Gerrard And Ross Fume Over Bottle Throwing During Hibs Vs Rangers

Gerrard And Ross Fume Over Bottle Throwing During Hibs Vs Rangers

Steven Gerrard has condemned an incident which took place in his side’s 3-0 win over Hibs at Easter Road in the Scottish Premiership on Friday night.

The incident saw Rangers full-back Borna Barisic have a glass bottle thrown towards him as he lay on the pitch injured.

The bottle was thrown after Hibs player Ryan Porteous received a red card for a terrible challenge on Barisic at the hour mark.

The sending off resulted in a scuffle taking place between both benches. A member of the coaching staff from each team was sent to the stands.

Speaking about the incident, Rangers boss Gerrard said he was pleased with how his players behaved after "bottles, lighters, all kind of objects" were thrown onto the pitch.

"We don't want to see that in any stadium," said Gerrard.

"We want the players to be safe and we want the fans to be safe."

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Hibs manager Jack Ross fumed over the incident.

I can't quite get my head around why anybody would make the decision to throw a glass bottle at another human being.

Some people argue that behaviour on the pitch and around the pitch effect that - that's garbage, that's an excuse. Someone who does that deserves the consequences that come with it.

A statement was released by Hibs after the game stating that they would review CCTV footage and take appropriate action.

The statement read:

"We are naturally disappointed at the action of a few, particularly as we appealed for supporters to behave responsibly on the eve of the game.

"We invested significantly in enhanced CCTV systems and we'll review footage from all of the sections concerned to identify any individual involved in unacceptable conduct."

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