SCALES OF JUS­TICE Rangers fan tagged af­ter punch­ing ri­val

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A RANGERS fan who at­tacked an­other sup­porter and was caught with py­rotech­nics in his jacket has been tagged.

Marc Cum­ming car­ried out the of­fences in Ibrox Sta­dium on De­cem­ber 3 last year, dur­ing a match be­tween Rangers and Aberdeen.

The 19-year-old was seen by mounted po­lice of­fi­cers be­com­ing in­volved in a dis­tur­bance be­tween fans. Dur­ing the brawl, Cum­ming, of Drum­lan­rig Av­enue in Easter­house, punched an Aberdeen fan on the body.

Po­lice of­fi­cers then broke up the fight and car­ried out a search of those in­volved which re­vealed that Cum­ming had nine fire­works in his jacket pocket.

Cum­ming ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court for sen­tenc­ing af­ter plead­ing guilty to as­sault­ing the sup­porter and be­ing in pos­ses­sion of fire­works in a des­ig­nated sports ground.

His de­fence agent told the court that his client is cur­rently al­ready sub­ject to a Foot­ball Ban­ning Or­der for an­other of­fence.

He added that the 19-year-old had made a “spec­tac­u­larly stupid” de­ci­sion on the day of the in­ci­dent by be­com­ing in­volved in the al­ter­ca­tion and for pur­chas­ing the py­rotech­nics, which Cum­ming had for­got­ten were i n his pos­ses­sion.

Sher­iff Find­lay placed Cum­ming on a tag for a pe­riod of eight months.

In ad­di­tion, he will be sub­ject to a foot­ball ban­ning or­der for a pe­riod of five years.

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