Hibernian and Ross County fans have been warned to not drink too much ahead of their Scottish League Cup final clash at Hampden Park on Sunday. Hibs take on their underdog opponents in Glasgow after beating St Johnstone in the semi final. County pulled off a shock victory over Celtic to earn their place in the showpiece match.
Around 40,000 supporters are expected at the national stadium and additional officers will be on duty in the city patrolling the roads. In the build-up to the match, police have warned fans to be on their best behaviour to not ruin their big day.
"We want to get supporters to and from the game safely whilst ensuring minimum disruption to those who live, work and socialise in the city centre as well as in and around the stadium," match commander superintendent Mark Hargreaves said.
"Our advice to fans is to know the route to the ground and get there in plenty of time – don't rush in at the end and add to any congestion. There may also be some people who will drink to excess on the way to the game. Of course we understand it's a big occasion and people want to make a day of it, so, if you are going to drink before or indeed after the match, then do so responsibly.
"However, be aware that it is an offence to enter or even attempt to enter the stadium whilst drunk so don't risk missing out on your big day as police and stewards will be looking out for anyone who is drunk or is intent on causing disruption."