Two men stabbed after trouble breaks out at football match

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Two cousins were stabbed after a large brawl broke out following an afternoon football game.

A 27-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach and suffered a collapsed lung during the incident at St Roch’s football ground in Royston on Saturday at around 2pm.

The attack is being treated as attempted murder by police.

The man’s 25-year-old cousin, who went to his assistance, suffered stab wounds to his shoulder and police are treating it as a serious assault.

It’s understood the men played a game of football in the morning and stayed on to the watch a match involving players from a local pub.

However, when leaving spectators and players became volatile and a disturbance broke out.

The men were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment. The 27-year-old man is still in hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to contact DC Laura Sands at Baird Street CID office on 0141 532 4116.

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