More than 100,000 beat TV blackout to watch Hibs v Hearts

Thousands of fans watched Hibernian v Hearts. Picture; Ian Georgeson
Thousands of fans watched Hibernian v Hearts. Picture; Ian Georgeson

A UEFA TV blackout for the crucial Scottish Cup game between Hibs and Hearts was flouted by more than 100,000 fans.

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A screen grab from the Periscope stream. Picture; Periscope

A screen grab from the Periscope stream. Picture; Periscope

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Under UEFA rules, clubs are banned from having their games broadcast on TV so as not to clash with the UEFA Champions League.

However, thousands of supporters used online streaming and social media to try and watch the game, with one stream on social media channel Periscope having almost 70,000 viewers.

Link to the streams were posted on social media and gained momentum throughout the game.

Hibs won the match 3-1 against Hearts to advance to the next round of the Scottish Cup.

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