Ex-Hearts and Hibs midfielder Michael Stewart has blasted Rangers fans after Sunday's crowd trouble at Rugby Park and insisted docking points may be the only way to properly punish them.

Gers supporters were heavily criticised after fans were spotted celebrating atop a disabled fan shelter which collapsed.

Four men were also arrested with an alleged breach of the peace during the game and fans were caught singing sectarian and hateful songs throughout the 90 minutes.

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Ex-Man Utd youth player Stewart, 38, demanded the SPFL and Scottish football's governing bodies to clamp down on the anti-social behaviour at matches.

And he pinpointed deducting clubs points as a way of trying to calm fan fury down.

Speaking on BBC Sportsound the pundit said: "Rangers launch a campaign a couple weeks ago about everyone and anyone being welcome at the club, yet the fans just throw it back in their face within 90 seconds.

"Shouting about people being dead and up to their knees in blood. What's that got to do with football?

"We talk about what are the authorities going to do about it, well the authorities need to face this up.

"It's the first weekend. We spoke about it endlessly last season.

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"Rangers as a club have to take a firmer stance than going down the route of saying 'rightly or wrongly a gate was forced open'.

"They need to actually condemn these things and stop putting caveats on it."

On the points penalties, Stewart added: "There needs to be some real consequences to the action. 

"You have to then have the debate about what are the stages that you go through and if, the end result is docking points, so be it.

"If you go through the stages of a fine, closure of a stand, all of that and the fans are still acting this way, the only thing that would deter them is if their club starts getting docked points.

"But that's the end point."