Fans were arrested on first day of season

Fir Park hosted cup tie between Motherwell and Rangers.
Fir Park hosted cup tie between Motherwell and Rangers.

A football fan has admitted shouting threats and sectarian comments during Motherwell’s League Cup season opener with Rangers at Fir Park earlier ths month.

Robbie Parker (18), of Creetown, Dumfries, also admitted spitting on a police officer, struggling with officers and continuing with his abusive behaviour en route to Motherwell police station.

He appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week and was given bail ahead of sentence on August 17. He’s been banned meantime from all football grounds in the country.

Josh Skilling (25), of Maybole, Ayrshire, denied singing offensive songs at Fir Park during the same game and having cocaine with intent to supply others.

He was given bail and faces trial on November 7.

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