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Nine arrests after Celtic Rangers cup clash

By Paul Ward

Published 18/04/2016

Delight: Mark Warburton
Delight: Mark Warburton

Fewer than 10 people were arrested as thousands of fans attended the first Old Firm clash in more than a year, won by Rangers in a penalty shootout.

Police had warned fans to be on their best behaviour at Hampden Park and in pubs during the Scottish Cup semi-final and the match seemed to pass without major incident off the park.

Nine men aged between 18 and 56 were arrested at the game and will be reported to the procurator fiscal for "minor public order offences" such as breach of the peace, sectarian singing and pitch incursion, police said.

Victorious manager Mark Warburton said: "The club has been into a dark place in the last four, five years so hopefully they enjoy this and we move forward."

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