Rangers icon Nacho Novo involved in street brawl as footage sparks police probe

Footage of a street brawl involving Rangers legend Nacho Novo has sparked a police investigation.

The video – which has gone viral online – shows the 40-year-old engaged in a heated confrontation with another man in East Kilbride in Scotland.

He is shoved onto the street but then charges back at the hooded man, who is being pinned against the wall by another person.

Novo is seen raining down several blows onto the man as onlookers shout “Nacho” and try to bring the scrap to an end.

The video ends with the Spaniard being led away down the street by three women.

Inspector Aidan Higgins, from East Kilbride Police Office, confirmed an investigation had been launched.

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“We have not received any complaint regarding this incident which has been shared online, however we are now carrying out a criminal investigation and working to establish the circumstances,” he said.

“Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist us should contact East Kilbride Police Office through 101 quoting incident number 3307 of March 9.”

A source told the Daily Record that Novo and some friends had been drinking in pubs around the area.

"There was a falling out with these other guys, words were exchanged and the whole thing happened from there,” they said. "The whole thing just exploded."

Novo made 255 appearances for Rangers between 2004-2010, scoring 73 goals.

Among the other clubs he has played for are Sporting Gijon, Legia Warsaw, Huesca and Carlisle United.

The ex-Gers star recently claimed the IRA “ordered him to be murdered”.

"The police detained me in the house for a week because the IRA wanted to come and shoot me,” he recently told the Scottish Sun.

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