Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs admits he was miffed by the lack of action from the authorities towards the Rangers fans who bombarded his players with paper missiles during Wednesday’s match at Ibrox.
Goalkeeper Mark Oxley was surrounded by litter thrown from the Broomloan Stand whenever defending set-pieces in the first half, yet there was no intervention from stewards or police to curb the distraction tactics. It was only after the break, when a relentless of, predominantly, paper objects were tossed at Scott Allan while he tried to take corner kicks, that some stewards were deployed to that area of the stadium.
“I thought it could have been managed better,” said Stubbs. “It distracted Scottie, even though he put some great balls in – so it didn’t distract him that much. If he hadn’t put in those great balls, I would have been more disappointed.
“But it’s an object. You just don’t know what’s in that. It could have been anything in it.
“Do we wait until it hits him before you try to do something about it? It’s the fact that it kept happening, that’s the disappointing thing. It can happen once. But to keep happening four, five, six times – every time he took a corner. I think it’ll get brought up by the match officials. I think that was in their report. So we’ll see what happens.”