Hearts have issued an apology after loyalist song The Sash was played over the PA system at Tynecastle during an open day at the stadium on Sunday.
On the day, fans were allowed to explore the stadium and go behind the scenes into areas not usually open to the public. Footage of the song being played subsequently circulated on social media.
"During the day’s festivities, an incident occurred whereby a song was played over the PA system," the Scottish Premiership club said in a statement.
"The song in question has no connection to Hearts and it has no place at Tynecastle. As soon as the club was made aware of the issue the PA system was switched off, the incident investigated and swiftly concluded. Club officials apologised at the time to those inside the stadium who brought the matter to their attention.
"The club would now like to further extend that apology to our wider fanbase after videos of the incident were shared on social media. Procedures have already been implemented that will ensure such an incident is never repeated."
Just back from a tour of Tyncastle organised by the @JamTarts. Sitting in the main stand afterwards, around 10:40, the p.a. started pumping out "The Sash", full volume, complete with lyrics!! Just wondering why the Club thinks hate speech, should form part of any p.a play list?
— Jake Gittes Scot (@JakeGittesScot) October 31, 2021
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