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Scottish Football Fans Say: Thank God For Periscope

Scottish Football Fans Say: Thank God For Periscope

Obviously no-one in Scotland cares about the UEFA blackout or the wishes of Scottish Cup highlights rights holders.

The return of the Champions League tonight meant any games played around Europe at the same time were unable to be televised or streamed.

So many British fans were left frustrated with a load of games across Scotland and England going with just radio coverage.

That schedule included the Scottish Cup fifth round replays between Kilmarnock and Rangers as well as Hibs and Hearts.

Rangers were at Rugby Park after drawing 0-0 with Killie while Hibs and Hearts went head to head at Easter Road a week and a half after drawing 2-2 at Tynecastle.

And both are games plenty of fans unable to be in the stadiums would have wanted to see.

So you can imagine their delight when finding out that some supporters inside both Rugby Park and Easter Road were broadcasting the games on Periscope.

If you’re unaware of Periscope, it’s a video-sharing platform which allows users to broadcast from their phone at any given moment.

There were a few throughout the night across both stadiums, with around 60,000 accumulative viewers at our last count.

And supporters were quick to pay tribute to the broadcasting fans following Rangers’ 2-1 win over Killie and Hibs’ 1-0 victory against rivals Hearts.

First the Rangers reaction on Twitter, including Mark Warburton’s son Jack:

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Now for the delighted Hearts and Hibees fans:

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