Pitch invader takes offence to penalty being scored
Hibs’ Derek Riordan very nearly got a punch to the head for his troubles after scoring the winning goal in the Edinburgh derby against Hearts. Jambos fans invaded the pitch after Riordan converted a 79th-minute penalty, and at least one looked intent on taking a swing at the goalscorer.
Riordan said: “I was terrified. There was somebody right in my face and he kidded on that HE might have got punched — but it must have been Casper the Ghost that got him because I never went near him! I thought he was going to swing at me but people managed to grab him away then he just rolled about.”
Rough translation: I hid behind the referee and he couldn’t get me!
Riordan added: “I think Ian Murray got hit by a coin as well. The groundsman will make a few bob!”
Hearts promised to take the “necessary action against any supporter found guilty”.
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