Rangers: No charges sought over soldier song claim

No recommended charges have been filed against any soldiers allegedly involved in sectarian chanting at Ibrox in September. Picture: SNS

No recommended charges have been filed against any soldiers allegedly involved in sectarian chanting at Ibrox in September. Picture: SNS

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POLICE have submitted a report to prosecutors over alleged sectarian singing by soldiers at Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium, but have not yet recommended charges against any individuals involved.

Officers were called in after video footage was circulated online which appeared to show uniformed troops interacting with fans while singing about loyalist organisations during an Armed Forces Day event between Rangers and Stenhousemuir on September 28.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Following a full inquiry by Police Scotland, a report on the circumstances was submitted to the procurator fiscal and the military. At this time the inquiry is completed. However, if new information does come to light, it will of course be acted upon.”

But the Crown Office said the document did not recommend the prosecution of any individual suspects.

It said: “We have not as yet received a prosecution report in respect of any specific individuals and as such there are currently no ongoing proceedings in relation to this incident.”

The Ministry of Defence could not confirm if any disciplinary action had been taken against armed forces members, but said it planned to carry on with events at Ibrox and other clubs.

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