Glasgow & West Scotland

Fans get Rangers match ban over alleged Perth assault

Two men have been ordered to stay away from any football matches featuring Rangers until they stand trial over an alleged distrubance in Perth.

Stephen Campbell, 22, and Kevin Anderson, 32, appeared at Perth Sheriff Court charged over an incident at Broxden Services on 13 August.

They are alleged to have been involved in post-match violence between Celtic and Rangers supporters.

They were released on bail and are due to stand trial in January.

Fiscal depute Carol Whyte said the Crown was not opposed to the pair being granted bail with a special condition not to attend Rangers' matches.

The ban, imposed by Sheriff Eric Brown, covers at least 18 games involving the Ibrox club.

Mr Campbell, from Glasgow, denies conducting himself in a disorderly manner, swearing and shouting sectarian remarks and breaching the peace.

He also denies assaulting Alan Green and Alexander McKenzie and throwing a glass bottle at them, as well as a third charge of having an offensive weapon, namely a glass beer bottle.

Mr Anderson, from Gourock, denies assaulting Christopher MacDonald by head-butting him on the face, whereby he fell against a bin and was injured.

The men were arrested as part of a joint investigation by Tayside Police and the newly-formed Football Co-ordination Unit.

Celtic were at home to Dundee United on 13 August and Rangers played away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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