Video: Rangers defender Russell Martin victim of sectarian abuse

Rangers defender Russell Martin was the victim of sectarian abuse in the run up to Sunday's Old Firm encounter.

Rangers defender Russell Martin. Picture: PA

*Warning, the video below contains offensive language*

The 32-year-old, who missed the clash with a back injury, was out on Saturday doing a bit of light shopping when he was approached by two men in a supermarket.

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The men called the footballer a “h*n p***k” and shouted “get it up ye you orange b*****d ye” as one of them filmed the incident on their phone.

Martin ignored the abuse at the time, however he is said to be “disgusted” that he was provoked in this manner.

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A source close to Martin told the Daily Record: “He is disgusted by it. It’s disgusting that these players can’t go about their daily business without being abused in this revolting manner.”

Without the centre-back Rangers lost the match at Ibrox 3-2, which sees them fall nine points behind their rivals at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.