Edinburgh derby: Three men charged after disorder following fan trouble in Hearts vs Hibernian clash


Edinburgh derby: Three men charged after disorder following fan trouble in Hearts vs Hibernian clash

Three men have been charged following disorder at the Edinburgh derby on Saturday.

A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with throwing a flare, a 16-year-old in connection with throwing a coin and a 38-year-old in connection with using racist language.

A fan also launched a coconut onto the pitch during the game – which provoked some hilarious reaction on social media.

Hibs won the match but the game was marred by fan trouble

Police Scotland are also investigating after footage was posted on Twitter which purported to show racist abuse directed at Hibernian midfielder Marvin Bartley during the side’s 2-1 win over Hearts.

A police 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.”

Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has stressed the urge for stronger action from social media companies.