Hibs issue lifetime ban to fan over graffiti mocking Ibrox disaster

Hibernian have banned a fan for life after his involvement in the mocking of the Ibrox disaster.

Rangers ran out 4-0 winners at the Premiership game against the Easter Road side in Glasgow on Saturday.

After the game it was noticed that several seats in the area housing the away fans had “66” scrawled on them, marking the number of people that died in the 1971 tragedy.

A sticker depicting the disaster was also plastered on to the same seats with a message reading “Stairwell Thirteen – it’s the greatest sight that I have ever seen”.

Stairwell 13 is the area of the stadium that the disaster took place nearly 53 years ago.

Rangers and Hibs strongly condemned the vandalism, and confirmed they were working together to identify those responsible.

The Edinburgh club confirmed on Monday evening that they had identified a male involved the “act of mocking and disrespecting the death of innocent people” and have subsequently banned him from attending any matches involving the club.

They also said they are continuing to work with Rangers to identify further people involved.

A statement read: “The Club can confirm that since the match on Saturday against Rangers, a male has been identified and banned indefinitely from attending matches involving Hibernian Football Club.  

“The act of mocking and disrespecting the death of innocent people is intolerable and one of the lowest forms of unacceptable conduct.

“The Club will continue to work closely with Rangers Football Club to see if further individuals can be identified on the Stadium CCTV and where appropriate further action will be taken.”

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