A RANGERS fan who was blamed on social media as the person responsible for an alleged abuse involving Scott Brown outside Ibrox Stadium has claimed he has received death threats.

Innocent Sam Bain, 26, told The Scottish Sun he was sent abusive messages after posts were circulated on social media naming him. 

We revealed earlier this week that a video emerged on social media following the Old Firm derby showing Celtic star Brown being allegedly targeted by a fan relating to the death of his sister. 

The Parkhead favourite tragically lost his sister Fiona at just 21 after she lost her battle with skin cancer in 2008. 

A 15-year-old has since been charged in connection with the incident and has been referred to the early and effective intervention coordinator. 

Now Mr Bain, of Ruchill, has broken his silence after he was wrongly accused.

He said: “It’s been horrendous.

“I’ve had death threats, I’ve barely slept and I’ve been scared to leave the house. My address was put online.

"I must have had over 1,000 messages. I thought my life was in danger."

The father-to-be also revealed he was worried about his girlfriend Megan Wilson, 21, who is 32 weeks pregnant.

He added: "I wouldn’t put my worst enemy through this. I’m just relieved people now know it wasn’t me."

Sam said he was at the game on Sunday and had left early. He found out about the accusation when a friend called him.

He said: "I was out with Megan in the car and someone I go to the football called and asked me ‘was it you who did that?’

“I had no idea what he was talking about. He said my name was all over Facebook and that it was me who said that to Scott Brown.

“I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t control it. My address was put online. I was fearing for me and my girlfriend’s safety.

“I must have had over 1000 messages. I thought my life was in danger. I thought I was a marked man.

“I tried to defend myself on Facebook but it made it worse.”

Mr Bain also explained his own grandmother Grace Campbell battled breast cancer adding: "I feel sorry for Scott Brown getting messages like this. My gran had breast cancer, so I’d never say anything like that."

Police Scotland said they were aware of the social media posts directed to Mr Bain.

We previously reported that Rangers FC had banned the accused supporter for life from Ibrox Stadium.