Rangers hero Alex MacDonald wants Hibernian kicked out of Europe after ugly scenes following Scottish Cup final

Anthony Stokes (R) scores the second goal for Hibernian

Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side were beaten 3-2 by the Scottish Championship team.

Alex MacDonald has insisted that after Rangers were kicked out of Europe following the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup final following a pitch invasion from their supporters, Hibernian must be handed the same punishment following the scenes that marred Saturday's Scottish Cup final, the Daily Record reports.

Alan Stubbs' men clinched a place in next season's Europa League after they came from behind to win 3-2 against the Light Blues and end Mark Warburton's hopes of winning a treble in his first season at Ibrox.

Shortly after the final whistle at Hampden Park however, hundreds of Hibs fans made their way onto the pitch, seemingly confronting some of the players, backroom staff and supporters from the opposition as well as causing damage to the pitch.

And after seeing Rangers handed a two-year ban - which was later reduced to one year - from European football in the wake of their victory over Dynamo Moscow 44 years ago following a pitch invasion from supporters, MacDonald - who was part of the team that won that day, coincidentally by the same scoreline as Saturday's result - believes that the Scottish Championship side must be handed a similar penalty. 

"Hibs should be kicked out of Europe for what happened on Saturday. It was absolutely shocking," he told the Record.

"We were banned for two years back in 1972 when our supporters were attacked by the Spanish police and there is no comparison to what happened at Hampden.

"Rangers players were assaulted. It was diabolical. Thank God none of them were seriously injured."

While Warburton will be angry about the ugly scenes that followed the game this past weekend, he will surely be trying to turn the incidents into motivation to ensure that no team is given the reason to celebrate at the end of a fixture against Rangers in future.  

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