Hearts and Hibernian ‘united in condemnation’ following Edinburgh derby arrests

Hearts and Hibernian have said they are “united in their condemnation” following Wednesday night’s fractious Edinburgh derby.

Police Scotland said five arrests were made following the match, with one made in relation to an alleged assault of the assistant referee during the 0-0 draw.

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon was hit by a coin during the match, and Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal appeared to be struck by a fan when he attempted to retrieve the ball.

The joint statement from Hearts and Hibernian said: “The two clubs are united in their condemnation of the isolated events which marred an otherwise compelling fixture, and will together work with Police Scotland to ensure those individuals concerned are identified and face appropriate sanctions.”

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