THE Scottish Professional Football League today described the behaviour of the man who clashed with Rangers captain James Tavernier at Easter Road as "reprehensible."

A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident which occurred at the end of the first-half of Friday's Premiership match.

He ran out of a stand when Tavernier was trying to get the ball and seemed to lay a hand on him.

After the game, Leeann Dempster, he Hibernian chief executive, said "nothing is off the table" in dealing with "unacceptable" conduct.

And SPFL chief Neil Doncaster, in a statement released at 4pm on Sunday afternoon, said: "We utterly condemn the reprehensible behaviour shown by the individual who invaded the pitch ‪on Friday night‬.

"We welcome the comments made by Leeann Dempster in tackling unacceptable conduct. We will of course review the specific circumstances of that event in conjunction with the match delegate and the police and take any appropriate steps."

The incident came six days after another spectator at Easter Road threw a glass bottle at Celtic's Scott Sinclair during a 2-0 win for the Scottish champions.

A number of similar incident have taken place in Scottish football this season.

And the football word was left stunned when on Sunday Jack Grealish, the Aston Villa captain, was attacked by a Birmingham City supporter on the pitch during the match.