AN ABERDEEN fan has admitted running onto the pitch at Hampden Park during Sunday’s Cup Final and kicking the ball.

Gavin Elpinstone vaulted the stand and made his way onto the field where he intercepted a pass from Celtic keeper Scott Bain to a teammate.

The 25-year-old, from Aberdeen, made it past stewards but was removed from the pitch during the Hoops’ 1-0 win over the Dons.

Elphinstone appeared from custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he was represented by solicitor Lee Doyle.

He admitted breaching the peace on December 2 by conducting himself in a disorderly manner, entering the field of play and waving a scarf above his head, running towards a player and kicking the ball.

He also pleaded guilty to assaulting two police officers by pushing and kicking one on the body and kicking another on the body.

Sheriff Ian Miller deferred sentence until later this month and remanded Elphinstone in custody.

Both sets of fans accused each other of throwing flares at each other at Hampden.

Some Celtic fans have also alleged that pyros were thrown from the Aberdeen end towards stewards and police.