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Two more men admit Scottish Cup Final disorder

Pitch invasion at Hampden
Image caption Fans invaded the pitch at Hampden after the Scottish Cup Final

Two more football fans have admitted being involved in a pitch invasion after the Scottish Cup Final game between Rangers and Hibs.

Paul McGinnity, 23, and a 16-year-old both admitted running on to the pitch after the match on 21 May.

Hibs won the game 3-2 at Hampden Park after a last minute goal.

Both appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court and pleaded guilty to offences under the Offensive Behaviour and Football and Communications Act.

McGinnity, from Gilmerton in Edinburgh, admitted running on to the field and fighting with two opposing supporters.

The teenager, from Cumbernauld, admitted running on to the pitch with a chair and throwing it at Hibs fans.

Each were granted bail and will be sentenced next month.

Three other men appeared charged with football offences and running on to the pitch after the game.

Michael Morrison, 36, Steven Reid, 25, and Kevin Hutton, 29, were all granted bail with special conditions and will appear at the court next year for trial.

Police said that a total of 63 people had now been arrested over the incident on 21 May.

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