A football fan escaped a match ban today after recklessly chucking stadium seats at a fellow supporter.
Rangers fan Daniel Begg, 21, picked up the chairs during a heated match between Aberdeen and Rangers at Pittodrie Stadium.
He then hurled the seats into a crowd of people, with Stuart Rennie been struck twice on the head by them.
Police said Mr Rennie managed to escape serious injury.
The incident happened on September 25, when the Dons welcomed Rangers to Pittodrie for their first league match in four years.
The game marked the first time that the two clubs had met since the Glasgow side rejoined the top flight at the start of this season.
The ‘original’ Rangers Football Club was liquidated at the end of the 2011/12 season and its assets were handed over to a new company – Sevco.
The new company’s club was later rebranded to the namesake side and had to apply for entry into the lower leagues.
The match, which the Dons won 2-1 thanks to a late goal from James Maddison, was heavily policed amid fiery tensions between fans on social media in the lead up to the game.
Begg, from Dundee, admitted the culpable and reckless behaviour when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
He was fined £260 for the offence.
The court refused a Crown motion for a football banning order stopping Begg from attending future games.