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Rangers in pitch battle after losing vital match

By Paul Ward

Police are to investigate a brawl at the end of the Scottish Premiership play-off final between Rangers and Motherwell.

At full time yesterday, Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni allegedly kicked and punched Motherwell's Lee Erwin after being pushed by the striker. Other players and officials tried to break up the trouble, with further scuffles breaking out.

It resulted in red cards for Mohsni, Erwin and Motherwell substitute Fraser Kerr.

Motherwell won the match 3-0 and the two-legged tie 6-1 on aggregate to maintain their place in the Scottish Premiership and confine Rangers to a second season in the Championship.

Motherwell fans also ran onto the pitch at the end of the match to celebrate in front of the Rangers supporters. Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: "Police Scotland will conduct a full review of the circumstances and liaise with the appropriate partners, and decide how best to take the matter forward over the coming days."

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