Aberdeen are “aware and investigating” the disgraceful assault on Rangers captain James Tavernier from an Aberdeen fan on Wednesday night.

The Rangers captain was taking a throw-in at the side of the pitch when an object, originally believed to be a pie, hit the Rangers captain.

According to BBC Sport, Police Scotland have since confirmed it was “part of a bread roll” but the unacceptable nature of the incident remains.

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Rangers captain James Tavernier was once again targeted by rival supporters at an away ground in Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s not the first time the Rangers captain has been targeted by rival supporters in Scotland.

The Yorkshireman was assaulted by a Hibs supporter last season during a match of Easter Road.

 

A young supporter ran on to the pitch as Tavernier took a thrown-in and attacked the Rangers captain.

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Tavernier was also targeted by rival supporters when Rangers beat Motherwell 3-0 at Fir Park towards the end of last season.

A lighter was thrown at Tavernier once again as he tried to take a throw-in.

(Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Aberdeen have now decided to look further into the incident and should they identify the individual responsible then they should be punished appropriately.

This must be the final straw in this kind of fan behaviour and Rangers alongside Aberdeen must take a strong stance on these kinds of incidents.

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