Hearts have confirmed that they will close a notorious section of Tynecastle after shameful scenes marred the derby defeat by Hibs at the weekend.
The Jambos confirmed the decision in a lengthy statement posted on their website criticising the actions of a group of fans in recent weeks and months.
After a number of pyrotechnics were discharged against Hibs and items were thrown onto the pitch, chairwoman Ann Budge has taken the decision to close a section of the Wheatfield Stand and rehouse season ticket holders elsewhere in the ground.
Budge also blasted fans who threw flares onto the pitch after the £1million surface was damaged as a result.
The club confirmed around 200 season ticket holders would be impacted by the decision and also announced that an additional £100,000 would be spent upgrading the Tynecastle CCTV.
The section affected will be reopened for next season but it shows Hearts aren’t prepared to tolerate fan disorder at Tynecastle any longer.
Hearts welcome Rangers and Kilmarnock to Tynecastle before the end of the season and will definitely take a hit financially when the Gers come to town next weekend.
Hopefully, fans get the message and attention can turn to matters on the park instead of what’s going on off it.