The Edinburgh Derby served up a game last night that had it happened in the West of Scotland there may have been a summit.
The result ended 0-0, but the game played second fiddle to the circus around the pitch.
A Hibernian fan looked to hit out at the hearts goalkeeper, and Neil Lennon was struck with a coin.
The derby can be heated, but this seems a step too far.
The Hearts keeper and Neil Lennon did not deserve any of the treatment regardless of anyone saying different.
It was two acts of thuggery at Tynecastle.
However, this is nothing new to Hearts. Back when Neil Lennon was the manager of Celtic he was subject to an attack by a Hearts fan that completely evaded security even though he was not pretty light on his feet and was only stopped by Celtic assistant Alan Thompson at the time.
Fast forward to Brendan Rodgers’ first season at Celtic and in particular Scott Sinclairs debut.
The Englishman came on and scored the winner to send Rodgers side on their way to greatness. Maybe this wasn’t picked up at the time but the Hearts fans tried to strike Scott Sinclair as he ran to celebrate with his teammates.
Take a look.
Before Hearts fans get too indignant about the Hibs fan punching their keeper, here’s two or three of their own having a swing at Scott Sinclair in 2016. pic.twitter.com/MdRArqxH72
— DaveK (@DaveKelly88) November 1, 2018
One tries to grab him while the other tries to throw a punch.
Five people were arrested at Wednesday’s Edinburgh Derby. People must be held accountable for their actions and have no excuses made.
Watch the game, don’t become a part of it.