Hibernian fan jailed for 100 days for confronting Rangers captain James Tavernier at Easter Road
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 09/04/19 11:54am
A Hibernian fan has been jailed for 100 days and banned from attending football matches for 10 years after confronting Rangers' James Tavernier.
Cameron Mack, from East Lothian, pleaded guilty to a breach of the peace last month after jumping over Easter Road advertising boards and confronting the Rangers captain during a Scottish Premiership match on March 8.
Mack's defence solicitor, Eddie Wilson, has lodged an appeal against the sentence of imprisonment for his client.
The 22-year-old was quickly handed a lifetime ban from Hibernian's home ground by the club's chief executive Leeann Dempster, who condemned the act and said she would apologise to Tavernier.
A Hibernian spokesperson issued a statement, that said: "No one wants to see a young man go to prison, but at the end of the day we are all responsible for the way we behave and must accept the consequences.
"This sentence must send a clear message that the authorities will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour within stadia, and in particular supporters must not come onto the pitch or do anything else that puts safety at risk."
Mack had previously been granted bail due to no previous convictions but was handed the 100-day custodial sentence at a sentencing hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday - Sheriff Adrian Cottam also imposed a 10-year Football Banning Order.
The initial sentence was 150 days but was reduced to 100 days because of his early guilty plea.
Sheriff Cotton also warned this was not an isolated incident but was part of widening disorder in Scottish football.