Football fans attack pub during rampage after cup final

A pub on Allison Street in Glasgow was targeted while football fans were in the area following the Cup Final.

Football fans attacked a Glasgow pub during a rampage which sparked a large police response after Sunday’s Cup Final at Hampden.

Neeson’s was reportedly targeted with flares and traffic cones on Allison Street, with images on social media showing the pub filled with smoke.

Video clips appeared to show masked football fans surrounded by police at around 5:30pm in the southside of the city before being moved along.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 5.30pm on Sunday, February 26 to reports of a disturbance in Victoria Road, Dixon Road and Allison Street in Glasgow.

Police surround masked fans in Victoria Road (Rory MacLean)

“Officers attended, engaged with those involved and they dispersed. There were no arrests.”

It comes as the force confirmed it was investigating a large-scale disturbance between groups of rival Celtic and Rangers fans near Hampden Stadium on Sunday morning.

Fans of both clubs had been granted early access to the stadium to set up displays ahead of the game.

Four arrests have been made for disorder-related offences, Police Scotland confirmed – though none relating to the large-scale disturbance on Somerfield Drive.

Police Scotland also appealed to the two clubs and footballing authorities to act.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, divisional commander for Greater Glasgow, said officers had “acted swiftly in challenging circumstances to prevent escalation and disperse those intent on disorder”.

Close to 25,000 Rangers and Celtic fans from descended upon Hampden for the Viaplay Cup final, which saw Celtic win 2-1.

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