Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham wants action against Hibs fans

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham (left) with a Hibernian fan at full-time in the Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS
Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham (left) with a Hibernian fan at full-time in the Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS
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Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham says action needs to be taken against Hibernian supporters after he was forced to flee crowd trouble at the end of the Scottish Cup final.

The Ibrox stopper was among several Gers player targeted when thousands of Hibs fans flooded onto the Hampden pitch following their team’s 3-2 triumph.

The Gers squad were prevented from speaking to the media in the aftermath of Saturday’s final but Foderingham took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share his thoughts.

He posted: “Still getting over the disappointment of Saturday! A bad end to what has been a great season for the club. We go again in 4 weeks.

“Massive thank you for the outstanding support this season... It has been a pleasure to play in front of such special fans this year.

“As for the disgraceful scenes after the game I for one think action must be taken! No player should have to evade attack on the pitch.”

Camera footage captured the Englishman being shoved as fans swarmed around him, while pictures have emerged showing Light Blues skipper Lee Wallace being punched.

Fights also broke out when Rangers fans rushed on to the pitch to confront their rival supporters.

Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie has condemned the acts of violence while the Scottish Football Association has launched an independent commission to investigate why security measures were so easily overcome.

Police Scotland have so far made 11 arrests but have now set up a “full criminal investigation” as the hunt begins to find those responsible.

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