Greg Binnie to face George Watson's College disciplinary hearing

A HEARING into the conduct of a George Watson's College staff member involved in the Scottish Cup final pitch invasion will be held next week.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 5:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 6:22 pm
Greg Binnie was among the Hibs fans who invaded the pitch after the match. Picture: Greg Macvean

Greg Binnie, 19, already suspended by the college pending the outcome of an internal investigation, yesterday pleaded guilty to running at and making offensive gestures towards Rangers’ goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

A spokesman for the college said its own investigation had now concluded but the hearing to determine any disciplinary taken will not be held until next week.

Edinburgh College student Binnie, from Ratho, was charged under the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act and accused of engaging in behaviour which was likely to incite trouble when he appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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The court heard Binnie climbed over fencing and entered the field of play after the final whistle went in Hibs’ historic 3-2 win. He ran at Foderingham and gestured in an offensive manner.

Procurator fiscal depute Kathleen O’Donnell had told the court that Binnie had no previous convictions and said she would be asking for a football banning order to be imposed on him.

Defence lawyer Joe Murphy also revealed that Mr Binnie and his family have received threats and he was “deeply ashamed” of his behaviour.

The case has been deferred until next month and Binnie was granted bail.