Street cleaner sacked after rail station brawl

Gerald McCann was jailed for nine months for his part in the Glasgow Central Station brawl. Picture: Robert Perry
Gerald McCann was jailed for nine months for his part in the Glasgow Central Station brawl. Picture: Robert Perry
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A FOOTBALL thug from the Capital has been sacked from his job as a street cleaner after he took part in a mass brawl at a busy train station.

It is understood council worker Gerald McCann lost his job after he was jailed for nine months for his part in the pre-planned fight at Glasgow Central Station in March 2012 after Hibs’ Scottish Cup match against Ayr United.

Around 70 hooligans, made up of Hibs and Rangers fans and members of the Chelsea Headhunters gang, fought in front of terrified onlookers and one man had his ear bitten off.

A number of men were jailed at Glasgow Sheriff Court following the trouble, with McCann sentenced to nine months behind bars.

It is understood he was freed on an electronic tag before Christmas, only eight weeks into his sentence. As well as jail sentences, seventeen yobs were banned from attending matches for a total of 43 years.

A spokeswoman for Edinburgh City Council declined to comment.