Rangers condemn stickers mocking Ibrox disaster left in Hibs end

Hibs have vowed to take the 'strongest possible action' against those responsible.

Rangers condemn graffiti mocking Ibrox disaster after stickers left in Hibs end of Premiership clash STV News

Rangers have condemned in the “strongest possible terms” graffiti and stickers mocking the Ibrox disaster left in the Hibs end following Saturday’s game.

Philippe Clement’s side ran out 4-0 winners at the Premiership game against the Easter Road side in Glasgow.

After the game it was noticed that several seats in the area housing the away fans had ’66’ scrawled on them, marking the number of people that died in the 1971 tragedy.

A sticker depicting the disaster was also plastered on to the same seats with a message reading “Stairwell Thirteen – it’s the greatest sight that I have ever seen.”

Stairwell 13 is the area of the stadium that the disaster took place nearly 53 years ago.

A Rangers Spokesperson said “Rangers condemns in the strongest possible terms the graffiti and stickers left by a section of the Hibernian supporters at Ibrox this afternoon.

“The Ibrox Disaster remains the darkest day in our club’s history, and continues to affect a number families to this day. The mocking and celebration of such an event is outrageous, and has no place in any football stadium or society as a whole.

“Rangers will be pleased to work with Hibernian to identify those responsible.”

Other graffiti in the area, which was scrawled in green ink, mocked the death of the late Queen and appeared to show support for the IRA.

Hibs also hit out at the vandalism and vowed to do all they can to find the people responsible and take “the most serious action possible” against them.

A Hibernian FC spokesperson said: “Hibernian FC is aware of the intolerable graffiti and stickers found in the away end at Ibrox today and condemns the behaviour of the individuals that were involved.

“The Club will work with Rangers to identify those responsible and will take the most serious action possible against anyone involved.

“If any Hibernian FC supporter has any information that could assist the Club to help identify these individuals, they should contact club@hibernianfc.co.uk and the information provided will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.”

Rangers ran out comfortable winners in their first game under Clement with goals from Nico Raskin, Cyriel Dessers and a brace of in form winger Abdallah Sima.

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