Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has attacked those who have directed abuse at Scott Allan after the Easter Road midfielder – a target for Championship rivals Rangers – handed in a transfer request.
The Edinburgh club has already issued a warning to fans over “unacceptable tweets” directed at the player and promised to support any police investigation and now Stubbs has insisted anyone guilty deserves what’s coming. The head coach said: “As a club we condemn anything like that to the utmost. We are very clear on that. We have given Scott support and spoke to his advisors on that. We have made it clear how much we condemn that. There’s no place for that in society, never mind football. Whoever has done it, I hope they are dealt with by the firmest fist and the letter of the law. I know it could potentially be one of our fans, but I also know that every one of our fans will say he deserves what he gets for that. I need to make that very clear.”
And chief executive Leeann Dempster added: “Scott is a football player, but also a person. That was unnecessary. But you will also find our own support very quickly came out and made it clear that it was not acceptable. If it goes any further as far as Police Scotland is concerned we will cooperate fully.”