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Aberdeen to bill Rangers over stadium damage

Daniel Candeias (left) during the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter final match at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Image copyright Jeff Holmes/PA wire
Image caption Daniel Candeias (left) during the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter final match at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Six people have been arrested in connection with disorder and the use of a pyrotechnic device during the Aberdeen v Rangers game at Pittodrie.

Police said five men and a woman were arrested at the game, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Police said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen will send Rangers a bill for seats damaged at Pittodrie following the Scottish Cup quarter-final.

More than 80 seats were broken in the away section, 60 of which were beyond repair and will cost £45 each to replace, with the total estimated damage about £3,000.

Match Commander Supt Richard Craig said: "I would like to thank the vast majority of supporters from both clubs who heeded our advice and behaved responsibly today.

"However, it is disappointing that a very small minority of fans chose to ignore the warnings and were in involved in disorderly behaviour.

"They have let themselves and their clubs down.

"Disruptive behaviour in and around football matches in Scotland will not be tolerated and those who choose to conduct themselves in such a way will be firmly dealt with."

The sides will contest a replay at Ibrox on Tuesday 12 March.