Glasgow & West Scotland

Aberdeen fans sentenced over Ibrox Subway station brawl

Three Aberdeen fans have been sentenced over a large-scale brawl with Rangers fans in Glasgow.

John Rose, 47, Steven Rennie, 43, and David Whyman, 24, admitted acting with others to form part of a disorderly crowd at Ibrox Subway Station.

The incident happened before a match at Ibrox Stadium on 21 January 2012.

The three men were ordered to carry out a total of 420 hours of unpaid work between them and were each handed 22-month football banning orders.

Rose, Rennie and Whyman, all from Aberdeen, pleaded guilty during an earlier appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

'Totally unacceptable'

A fourth man, Martin Coull, 29, also from Aberdeen, admitted the same charge. His sentence was deferred until a later date.

Speaking following sentencing, Joe Stewart, football liaison prosecutor for the west of Scotland, said: "The sentences today follow those of three other men last week for their part in the same incident and we would reiterate that behaviour such as this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

"Thankfully the police officers who were nearby at the time of the incident intervened promptly to break up the fighting, otherwise the incident could have been much worse.

"We will do all in our power to combat football related violence or disorder of any kind and will continue to bring those who perpetrate such crimes to justice."

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