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Scottish soccer leaders hold talks over fan misbehavior

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Scottish soccer leaders have met with government officials to discuss ways to eradicate misbehavior by fans after a series of incidents at matches this season.

The most recent incident came on Wednesday when Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke said he was the target of sectarian abuse by Rangers fans during his team's loss at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup.

A match official, coach and player have been hit by coins in separate incidents this season, while the Scottish Football Association said there have been cases of abusive and threatening behaviour toward officials and players.