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Football fan William Reekie Greenhill sentenced for steward attack

A football fan from Fife who pled guilty to attacking a steward at a match has been ordered to carry out 200 hours community payback.

William Reekie Greenhill, 42, was also given a two year football banning order at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The assault happened at the start of a league cup match between Rangers and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Ibrox Stadium on 31 October 2012.

Greenhill was intoxicated and was asked to leave the stadium, the court heard.

He began to shout and swear at the steward and punched him in the face.

Stephen Ferguson, Football Liaison Prosecutor for the West of Scotland, said: "Disorderly conduct and violence at football matches will not be tolerated.

"Prosecutors will continue to work with the police to take whatever measures are necessary to protect genuine fans and ground staff from criminal behaviour while attending or working at football matches."

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