Hibernian say they are unaware of a tifo request from Rangers supporters ahead of tonight's Scottish Premiership clash.

The away end at Easter Road was lit up with flares ahead of kick-off and subsequently, Gers fans produced a banner blast claiming they had been denied a tifo display.


Both Hibernian and Rangers were approached for comment after the display and the Edinburgh outfit have claimed they were unaware of a request.

It is understood, however, that the Edinburgh club have a blanket ban on tifo displays that aren’t biodegradable inside Easter Road due to their "greenest club in Scotland" campaign.

Hibs ultras Block Seven released a statement in December ahead of the Edinburgh derby against Hearts.

They explained: "We would like to elaborate on our most recent post about the Hibernian board not allowing tifo access to block seven for the upcoming Edinburgh derby.

"The board made a massive point in the past season about being the "Greenest club in scotland" which the group supported.

"However the board have decided they don't want to contradict themselves by allowing plastic sheets to be held up at easter road as it "affects the environment".

"We then offered a solution of using paper/ card materials which again was knocked back as it's a "Health and safety risk” incase a pyrotechnic is ignited in the stand. We were told the same excuse for a surfer. We then proposed a confetti display in the stands which was also turned down as it is "Too

"We now ask that all fans attending bring along something of club colours (scarfs, silks, flags, banners) to display for the players walking out to the pitch. Thank you for your understanding and continued support."