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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 November 2006, 22:42 GMT
Middle East protest disrupts game
Police and security guards
Police and security struggled with the man
A Middle East protester had to be removed from the pitch during Rangers' Uefa Cup game against Israeli side Maccabi Haifa in Glasgow.

The man ran about 50 yards across the park wearing a Palestinian flag around his shoulders during the second half of the game at Ibrox.

He then attempted to handcuff himself to a goalpost in what was thought to be a protest against the visiting side.

Stewards and police officers caught the man and carried him off.

The protest sparked angry shouts from home and away supporters as travelling fans waved Israeli flags.

The game was held up for several minutes.

Strathclyde Police said a 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with an incident within Ibrox Stadium.

The man is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

A police spokeswoman said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Rangers went on to win the game 2-0.


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