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A Hibernian fan who confronted Rangers captain James Tavernier at the side of the pitch during a match has admitted a breach of the peace charge.

Cameron Mack, from Port Seton, climbed within an advertisement hoarding at the Easter Road arena on Friday night.

Mack, that is sentenced next month, has been prohibited from attending any football ground in Scotland.

His actions were condemned by Hibernian leader executive Leeann Dempster.

Speaking after the match, she described the episode as”totally and completely unacceptable” and said the culprit could be prohibited by Easter Road for life.

The confrontation took place less than a week after Aztec player Scott Sinclair was nearly struck by means of a glass jar thrown from the crowd at Easter Road.

Over the weekend, there were incidents at two English matches.

An fan was arrested after running on the pitch and hammering Manchester United player Chris Smalling.

Paul Mitchell has been detained for 14 weeks after admitting assault and pitch encroachment.

Friday night’s episode at Easter Road took place as Tavernier went to pick up the ball to have a throwin.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, financial depute Lorraine Almond said Mack had acted in a disorderly manner, kicked away the ball, approached the Rangers guardian and acted in an aggressive manner .

She said both men pushed each other a few times before a steward intervened and law enforcement detained Mack.

Deferring sentence until next month, Sheriff Adrian Cottam told Mack:”The nature of the property has generated a great deal of concern and discussion and is a critical matter”

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