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Man accused of racist remarks at Edinburgh derby

Police arrested a further two people over disorder at the clash between Hearts and Hibs at Tynecastle on Saturday, with all three later charged.

The arrests came after Hearts played Hibs at Tynecasle (Jeff Holmes/PA)
The arrests came after Hearts played Hibs at Tynecasle (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Three people have been charged after disorder at the Edinburgh derby on Saturday.

Police Scotland said a 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the use of racist language, while a 19-year-old was arrested in connection with a flare being thrown and a 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a coin being thrown.

The incidents took place during Hibs’ 2-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday.

Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a report of a hate crime at Tynecastle Stadium Police Scotland

The 19-year-old was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, with the other two expected to attend court at a later date.

Police are investigating after a clip was posted on Twitter appearing to show racist abuse directed at Hibs midfielder Marvin Bartley as he warmed up during the game.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a report of a hate crime at Tynecastle Stadium.

“The incident happened on Saturday April 6 and was reported to police on Monday April 8.

“Inquiries are currently ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”

A spokesman for Hearts said: “The club abhors racism of any kind and will take appropriate action against any individual found guilty of racist behaviour within Tynecastle.”

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