A gang of football thugs launched an attack on an Ayrshire pub as terrified punters barricaded the doors.
During the incident, thugs threw bottles, smashed windows and assaulted a waitress outside the Clansman Bar in Kilmarnock on Saturday night.
The group of around 20-30 supporters went on the attack after the Kilmarnock v Motherwell match at Rugby Park.
It is understood that a member of staff ran out of alcohol to help a young boy who was being attacked by the group.
This led to more fans getting involved and they tried to enter the pub.
Bar patrons had to barricade the door with a pool table cover as fans attempted to enter the building.
A member of staff told the Scottish Sun: “We didn’t actually have them inside the pub, they were walking towards the station.
“A group of them started hitting a young boy who was walking down the street alone, so our waitress came out to get them away from him.
“The next thing more and more were coming and trying to get into the pub.
“Fortunately, one of the customers inside managed to hold the door shut.
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“Our bartender also got hit at the time trying to keep them out.”
The attack caused thousands of pounds of damage to the John Finnie Street bar.
The staff member added: “They smashed three windows and threw bottles and spat.
“The front door window was open, so at some point the customer had to barricade the door with the pool table cover.
“Looking at the CCTV from outside, there were at least 30 people outside the door.”
Punters and staff were shaken by the horror attack and considered closing the pub for the night.
However, with the help of locals, they managed to keep the place open for the night.
Cops have confirmed that investigations into the incident are currently underway.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘Officers attended following reports of a disturbance outside a premises in John Finnie Street in Kilmarnock at around 5.10pm on Saturday August 27 2022.
“Investigations into the incident are ongoing.”
Motherwell FC have been contacted for comment.
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