Rangers share supporters’ ‘disgust’ over ‘sectarian hatred’

Celtic and Rangers fans during previous Old Firm game. Picture: SNS
Celtic and Rangers fans during previous Old Firm game. Picture: SNS
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Rangers have backed up claims their fans were subjected to ‘sickening’ and ‘shameful’ levels of hatred during the recent Old Firm derby at Celtic Park.

Celtic won the match 5-1, but the contest was again marred by regrettable scenes away from the park.

Rangers fans trashed a toilet in the Celtic Park away end, while Celtic supporters received criticism for offensive banners and an effigies depicting Rangers fans hanging from their necks.

Earlier today, Club 1872, a Rangers supporters group, released a statement where they revealed they had contacted the club asking for Celtic supporters to be banned from Ibrox for future Old Firm games.

The club have responded with a statement sent to Sky Sports.

It read: “The club’s Directors are fully aware of the disgust felt by Rangers supporters who were subjected to a sickening and shameful display of outright sectarian hatred towards them.

“We also share the fans’ anger and will be contacting Club 1872 as a matter of urgency.”

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