Fans face ‘se­vere’ pun­ish­ment for throw­ing coins or let­ting off flares

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SCOT­TISH foot­ball fans are be­ing warned they will be severely pun­ished if they throw coins or let off flares at games.

As­sis­tant ref­eree Calum Spence, Hiber­nian head coach Neil Len­non and Rangers for­ward Al­fredo More­los have all had coins thrown at them in re­cent weeks.

Now po­lice have is­sued a stark warn­ing ahead of this week­end’s fix­tures and have called on sup­port­ers to re­port fel­low fans if they sus­pect they are about to launch a weapon. Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Brian Mcin­ulty, Greater Glas­gow Po­lice Divi­sional Com­man­der, said: “This kind of be­hav­iour is en­tirely unac­cept­able. The vast ma­jor­ity of fans who at­tend foot­ball matches in Scot­land are gen­uine fans, there to en­joy the game, but it is clear a small mi­nor­ity of peo­ple act­ing in­ap­pro­pri­ately can have a big im­pact and this will not be tol­er­ated, by po­lice, or the clubs.”

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