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Replica Scottish Cup damaged in Inverness

Broken Scottish Cup
Image caption Efforts were made to reattach the football player figurine to the trophy

A replica of the Scottish Cup has been damaged during a photocall in Inverness.

The figure of a footballer on top of the trophy was accidentally broken off during the event.

The SFA said it was aware of the breakage and said it would be repaired in time for the Scottish Cup final at Hampden on 30 May.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who have reached their first Scottish Cup final, will take on Falkirk.

The photocall was held to allow the media to interview Caley Jags players before they begin their final preparations for the match.

Image caption Caley Thistle colours have been added to Inverness landmarks in the build up to the final

The real Scottish Cup, the oldest national football trophy in the world, is kept at Hampden Stadium in Glasgow.

A replica is awarded to match winners.

In Inverness the countdown to the final has been marked by players visiting schools.

The team's colours have also been added to many of the city's landmarks, including a statue of Scottish folk-hero Flora MacDonald.

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