Hibs 'fully condemn' Ryan Porteous over conduct on night out

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to 'culpable and reckless conduct' at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Hibernian FC player Ryan Porteous admits throwing tumbler that hit woman’s face at Dalkeith Miners Club SNS Group

Hibernian FC have “fully condemned” the actions of Ryan Porteous after the player was fined for hitting a woman’s face with a tumbler on a night out.

The centre-back was accused of throwing the vessel that then struck the woman outside Dalkeith Miners Club in Midlothian on February 20.

The plastic glass struck the victim in the face, leaving her with a “small cut” to the head.

On Friday, Porteous pleaded guilty to a charge of culpable and reckless conduct at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. 

The 23-year-old was fined £320 and ordered to pay his victim £200 compensation.

Hibernian later issued a statement acknowledging the “severity” of the incident and punished Porteous internally with the “maximum possible fine”.

In a statement, the club said; “Whilst observing the conclusion of the legal proceedings, Hibernian FC investigated this internally.

“The club fully understands the severity of this incident, as does Ryan, and he has been handed the maximum possible fine, alongside receiving punishment at court.

“Hibernian FC expects the highest standards of responsible behaviour from its players and staff. This has been firmly reinforced to the player.

“This will now remain a private matter and Hibernian FC will make no further comment.”

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