Hibs striker Marc McNulty has slammed the fan who attacked Rangers captain James Tavernier – and insisted that is “ruins the game.”
The Gers skipper was accosted by the Hibs fan in the latest high-profile incident and the Hibs striker wasn’t happy.
While he accepts that fans get frustrated, McNulty insists there’s no place for throwing things on the pitch or trying to get at players.
“You don’t want this in football, it ruins the game,” McNulty said, as quoted by The Telegraph.
“From a purely football point of view, if we’re playing well it stops the momentum if the game’s held up for a while to deal with it.
“When police are involved, it’s a bit of a nightmare. I can understand fans getting frustrated and having a go at the opponents, but you can’t accept chucking stuff on the pitch or jumping on the pitch the way this guy did.”
There have been a few incidents at Easter Road recently and chief executive Leeann Dempster was blunt in her own condemnation of it.
The same section of the stadium was involved when a bottle was thrown at Celtic’s Scott Sinclair last week and Dempster told BT Sport on Friday night that “nothing was off the table” in regards to a solution.
With Scottish football on the rise again, it would be a shame if a small number of fans were allowed to hold the game back.