Rangers: Man arrested over singing at Berwick game

Rangers fans at the game in Berwick. Picture: SNS

Rangers fans at the game in Berwick. Picture: SNS

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A MAN has been arrested for committing alleged offensive behaviour at Rangers’ game against Berwick Rangers last Saturday.

During the game, a section of the travelling support were allegedly chanting inappropriate songs.

Saturday’s Irn-Bru Third Division match at Shielfield Park, the home ground of Berwick Rangers in Northumberland, ended in a 3-1 win to the Glasgow team.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at around 6.20pm yesterday at a property in the Loanhead area of Edinburgh.

It is the first arrest under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act where the alleged offence took place outside Scotland.

The arrest follows a joint investigation between the Football Co-ordination Unit for Scotland and Lothian and Borders Police.

Superintendent Stephen McAllister said: “This operation demonstrates the close working partnership between the national unit and police forces to eradicate offensive behaviour at football matches wherever it occurs. It also sends a clear message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated and through post-match investigation, we will seek to identify and arrest those responsible.”

The man is expected to appear at court at a later date.

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