A Rangers spokesperson has called on Kilmarnock to investigate the “failure” of its ticketing system after hundreds of fans missed the start of the Scottish Premiership opener between the two clubs this weekend.

During Saturday’s game large numbers of Rangers fans were left waiting to enter Rugby Park due to a supposed issue with the turnstile system.

This led to chaos amongst the crowd that culminated in a fan opening a gate and allowing a flood of fans to enter the stadium.

Later in the game, another safety issue was highlighted after Rangers fans jumped up and down on the disabled fans shelter in celebration of their late goal. The shelter eventually collapsed under the weight, leaving disabled fans waiting at the side of the pitch.

A Rangers spokesperson said: “Thankfully no one was seriously injured and we have asked for a full debrief of this incident. The appropriate action will then be taken.

“We have also asked Kilmarnock to investigate a second safety issue: the failure of their ticketing system, which left a large number of fans outside the stadium after kick off.”

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) said after the incident: “The scenes at the end of the game at Rugby Park ere simply unacceptable.

“We will be working with Police Scotland and both clubs to investigate the incidents at the game, including turnstile and ticketing arrangements and will be studying CCTV footage to see what additional actions are required.”

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