FOOTBALL FANS INVADE PITCH, IBROX 1962

A scuffle on the terracing leads to fans spilling on to the pitch at Ibrox, while Celtic goalkeeper Frank Haffey tries in vain to shepherd them off. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Sports
  • Television sport

Series:

  • Scotsport

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: FOOTBALL FANS INVADE PITCH, IBROX 1962

Reference number: T0673

Date: 1962

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.05 mins

Description: Ibrox pitch invasion during the second half of the 1962 Scottish Cup Final semi-final match between Celtic and St Mirren, match abandoned and mounted police arrive. [Celtic were losing 3 - 0 to St. Mirren at the time].

Credits: [commentator Alec Cameron]

Shotlist: No credits. brief shot of play; shots of fans swarming over the pitch; c/u nucleus of fighting on stands; play ends (0.52) shot St. Mirren end: Celtic goalkeeper tries to persuade young fans to move back to the terraces; Billy McNeill refusing to sign an autograph (2.32) mounted police arrive, and ride behind the fans who return to the stands; stretcher being wheeled to an injured spectator, behind ranks of Morris Minor cars (3.08) gvs referee and players waiting, mounted police riding by (3.38) shot of a new 'charge' from terraces (3.57) referee abandons the game; young Celtic fans celebrate; officials escorted from pitch by policemen; gvs disorder; v/o reviews game, and comments on violence. (6.51)