Rangers fan jailed for 4 months following Scottish Cup Final chaos

Police on the pitch after the game. Greg Macvean
Police on the pitch after the game. Greg Macvean
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A RANGERS fan has been jailed for four months for his part in the pitch invasion at the end of the Scottish Cup final earlier this year.

Season ticket holder David MacDonald, 50, admitted jumping over an advertising barrier and making his way on to the pitch after the final whistle had blown.

The goalposts after the pitch invasion. Picture; Robert Perry

The goalposts after the pitch invasion. Picture; Robert Perry

He gesticulated at Hibs fans after their 3-2 win and tried to start a fight with one of them, before he himself was knocked to the ground.

He cut his head and was knocked unconcious in the brawl before being helped by a first aider

The court heard he confronted an individual for a few seconds before being punched.

At the Glasgow Sheriff Court, sheriff Aisha Anwar told him: “Your conduct on May 21, however you may choose to justify it, was deplorable.

“The shameful images of what occurred during the football match were replayed across the world.”

She jailed MacDonald - who has 20 previous convictions - for four months and handed him an 18 month football banning order.

MacDonald was later traced to his Royston home and arrested by police weeks after the game when his picture was passed to them.