According to reports, police are investigating a ‘disturbance’ at Rangers Colts’ Scottish Challenge Cup match against Wrexham following reports of fans being ‘battered with batons’.
Several fans on social media suggested crowd trouble took a serious turn near the end of the 90 minutes with the away end singing IRA songs to bait Rangers’ supporters.
— Spirit of ‘78 (@78Spirit) November 17, 2019
Around 150 Celtic fans are said to have been among the 1,000 Wrexham fans trolling the home supporters with Celtic and Bohemians scarves and banners during the game.
One witness commented on Twitter: “I clearly heard IRA songs from [the Wrexham] supporters section.”
Whilst another said: “Wrexham fans in the corner bigging up the IRA in their best Scottish accents.”
Kudos to the Wrexham fans yesterday in their match at Ibrox….. pic.twitter.com/92HSMnXmHc
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One Gers fan online said: “A thoroughly enjoyable youth team win against Wrexham senior team till absolute mayhem in my area of Govan stand.
“What brain surgeon decided to send six officers in to throw one guy out with a minute to go.
“What then transpired was an absolute disgrace and over the top policing which would not have been out of place in Russia.
“At least another 15- 20 0fficers waded in Batons drawn and folk being battered indiscriminately in an area with loads of really terrified young kids I had the foresight to duck others were not so lucky.
“Seen at least two very young taken away bleeding.
“This is at a youth game ffs.
“The officer I took my anger out on when leaving at least had the good grace to look embarrassed . Police Scotland a disgrace.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police are aware of a disturbance that occurred during the Rangers Colts versus Wrexham match at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday November 16.
“Enquires are ongoing.”
A spokesman for Rangers said: “We are aware Police Scotland are investigating a number of issues. We will be kept informed.”
Rangers Colts ended up winning 2-0 to secure their spot in the semi-final of the competition thanks to goals from Jamie Barjonas and Nathan Young-Coombes.
After finding out that Celtic fans were in with Wrexham supporters, Rangers fans took to mock their rivals – see what they had to say by clicking on the next page.