Police officer injured, four arrested and street furniture thrown in fan brawl after Rangers vs Tottenham pre-season friendly match

    A fan brawl broke out and police were attacked with street furniture following Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win against Rangers.

    Rangers took the lead within 25 minutes through new striker Antonio Colak. However, the Croatian’s effort was cancelled out in the second half thanks to two quickfire goals from Harry Kane.

    Tottenham sealed a 2-1 win over the Scottish side, coming back from going behind

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    Tottenham sealed a 2-1 win over the Scottish side, coming back from going behind

    But chaos soon ensued near the stadium

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    But chaos soon ensued near the stadium

    There was a big police presence around the stadium as 40,000 fans made their way to watch their teams on Saturday afternoon.

    But in what was meant to be a pre-season friendly, the amicable atmosphere at Ibrox quickly disappeared after the final whistle.

    Footage from after the game shows fans clashing and police stated what was described as ‘street furniture’ was being thrown at the police who were trying to diffuse the situation not far from the ground.

    A police officer was left injured from the clash and it’s also been confirmed that four men have been arrested and charged following the incident.

    A 24-year-old man was charged with alleged mobbing and rioting offences and police assault. The other three, aged 25, 27 and 51, were charged with alleged breach of the peace offences.

    Things turned ugly outside Ibrox

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    Things turned ugly outside Ibrox

    Ch Supt Mark Sutherland said: “Around 13:30 on Saturday, police officers were allegedly attacked with street furniture on Paisley Road West, near to Seaward Street, as they prevented a disturbance between rival football supporters.

    “There have been a significant number of football fans intent on causing disorder and violence across the city this afternoon and police officers have had to act swiftly and robustly to ensure public safety and reduce disorder.

    “As we approach the new football season I would make it clear that this behaviour will not be tolerated. It impacts other members of the public and the vast majority of football supporters who are in the city to enjoy the game.”

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