Police investigating brawl after Scottish Premiership playoff

Monday June 1st, 2015

Police in Scotland are investigating a brawl that occurred after Motherwell defeated Rangers in Sunday's Scottish Premiership playoff final, according to the BBC

The fight began when Motherwell's Lee Irwin pushed Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni. Mohsni responded by kicking Irwin and punching him in the face. The incident sparked a larger fracas between several players.

"If he has thrown a punch that's disgraceful," Rangers manager Stuart McCall said of Mohsni, according to the BBC. "But it's safe to say he won't be at the club next season. He's out of contract."

Irwin said in a postgame interview with BT Sport that he pushed Mohsni after the Rangers defender refused to shake his hand.

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Motherwell won the game 3–0 after prevailing 3–1 in the first leg and will remain in the Premiership for next season. Rangers was seeking to return to the country's top league for the first time since being relegated to the fourth division in 2012 because of financial trouble. 

- Dan Gartland

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