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Emotions boil over after Hibernian win cup final Hampden Park

By Nevin Farrell

Published 23/05/2016

Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Handout photo dated 21/05/16 provided by Steve Welsh of Hibernian players and staff celebrating after beating Rangers 3-2 in the William Hill Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Steve Welsh/William Hill/PA Wire. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Mounted Police arrive as Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Police form a cordon as Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch at the final whistle after winning the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Police form a line) during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Haley Purvis the partner of David Gray of Hibernian looks on with her daughter Ivy (right) during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Anthony Stokes of Hibernian lifts the cup following the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Haley Purvis the partner of David Gray of Hibernian looks on with her daughter Ivy (right) during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fraser Fyvie of Hibernian celebrates with fans at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Anthony Stokes of Hibernian lifts the cup following the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian celebrates scoring the winning goal as Hibernian as they beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian scores the winning goal as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: John McGinn of Hibernian celebrates at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: John McGinn of Hibernian celebrates at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian celebrates scoring the winning goal as Hibernian as they beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park Pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park Pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: John McGinn of Hibernian celebrates at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fraser Fyvie of Hibernian celebrates with fans at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian celebrates scoring the winning goal as Hibernian as they beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park Pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in GGLASGOW, SCOTLAND. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Hibernian's David Gray (obscured) scores his side's third goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final, at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: A Hibernian fan walks from the pitch with a piece of the Hamden Park playing surface after a pitch invasion at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian celebrates scoring the winning goal as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: A Hibernian fan with a piece of the Hamden Park playing surface after a pitch invasion at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Broken goal posts are seen after Hibernian fans invaded the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian celebrates scoring the winning goal as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: A Hibernian fan with a piece of the Hamden Park playing surface after a pitch invasion at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: A Hibernian fan walks from the pitch with a piece of the Hamden Park playing surface after a pitch invasion at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian celebrates scoring the winning goal as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: A Hibernian fan walks from the pitch with a piece of the Hamden Park playing surface after a pitch invasion at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Police horses on the pitch as Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park playing surface at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: David Gray of Hibernian celebrates scoring the winning goal as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Niklas Gunnarsson of Hibernian celebrates with Conrad Logan of Hibernian during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs and Rangers fans fight as they invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Police officers and security staff guard the Hampden Park pitch after Hibernian fans invade the playing surface at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs and Rangers fans fight after they invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs and Rangers fans fight as they invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans celebrate at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Jason Cummings of Hibernian is led from the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans celebrate at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Dylan McGeouch of Hibernian takes on Jason Holt and Dean Shiels of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs and Rangers fans fight after fans invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Niklas Gunnarsson of Hibernian celebrates with Conrad Logan of Hibernian during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fraser Fyvie of Hibernian celebrates with fans at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Niklas Gunnarsson of Hibernian celebrates with Conrad Logan of Hibernian during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs and Rangers fans fight as they invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fans fight on the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fans fight on the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans break up the goals during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fans fight on the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fans invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fans invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan (left) and Hibernian Chairman Rod Petrie in conversation as fans invade the pitch after the William Hill Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Scottish Final. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Fans invade the pitch during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibs fans take a selfie as other destroy the goals during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Ground keeping staff begin to repair the damaged Hampden Park pitch after a crown invasion during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Mounted police leave Hampden during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Hibernian fans invade the Hampden Park pitch at the final whistle as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Rangers fans set off flares after Kenny Miller of Rangers scores their first goal in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Northern Ireland international Dean Shiels was tight-lipped last night over reportedly being attacked by Hibernian fans who invaded the pitch after a dramatic last-gasp 3-2 win over his Rangers team in the Scottish Cup final.

Following the full-time whistle on Saturday hundreds of Hibs fans came over the barriers to celebrate the club's first Scottish Cup since 1902.

Some Rangers fans then went onto the pitch in response and there were clashes between rival supporters.

Rangers players were engulfed by the tide of Hibs fans and the Glasgow club said "players and staff were assaulted".

One report said Shiels (31) and at least three team-mates were attacked as they tried to make their way to the dressing room.

It was claimed that Shiels - a former Hibernian player - was goaded and punched by fans of the Edinburgh club.

When contacted last night by the Belfast Telegraph Shiels, whose father Kenny is manager of Derry City and whose brother-in-law Oran Kearney is in charge at Coleraine, said he was not making any comment.

Scottish police are gathering footage from Saturday with a view to prosecuting the culprits.

Chief Superintendent Kenny MacDonald said: "An investigation team has now been established at Helen Street Police Office.

"So far there have been 11 arrests.

"Officers are in the process of collecting CCTV footage and collating the information as they try to identify those responsible for the disorder and violence on the pitch.

"As our investigation progresses I have no doubt that additional arrests will be made and would appeal to anyone with information that may assist police enquiries to come forward." In a statement Rangers said the club was "shocked at the disgraceful behaviour of Hibs fans at full-time".

"Rangers players and staff were assaulted by these fans who invaded the pitch and in the interests of their safety could not return to the pitch for the medal presentation," said the Ibrox club.

"There can be no place for the violent behaviour witnessed at the end of the final and Rangers fully expect the Scottish Football Association and Police Scotland to launch an investigation to find out where security measures failed.

"The club would like to commend Rangers fans for restraint under severe provocation."

A Hibernian statement said: "Hibernian FC this evening confirmed that it will co-operate fully into any inquiry into the pitch invasion which followed the club's historic Scottish Cup win at Hampden Park.

"The club reiterates its regret at the events which unfolded immediately following the final whistle.

"Hibernian always seeks to maintain high standards, and we will work with the authorities to identify any supporter who may have taken part in any form of unacceptable behaviour.

"Hibernian will work with Police Scotland, Hampden Park stadium management, the Scottish FA, Rangers FC and any other relevant parties to bring those responsible to book."

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