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Scottish Police Investigate 'Rangers Players Using Sectarian Language' During Celebrations

Scottish Police Investigate 'Rangers Players Using Sectarian Language' During Celebrations
By Gary Connaughton Updated

Scottish Police are currently investigating a video "apparently showing Rangers players using sectarian language" during their title celebrations.

The club lifted a first league title in a decade on Saturday after their 4-0 victory over Aberdeen. Their supporters have already been condemned for their behaviour during after the title win, with this video also now under investigation.

The clip, which has been shared widely on social media, appears to show a group using sectarian language while singing a song to celebrate the title victory.

In a statement released on social media, Police Scotland said they are looking into the matter.

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We are aware of a video circulating on social media apparently showing Rangers players using sectarian language while celebrating on Saturday.

We are assessing its contents and will liaise with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as part of our enquiries.

Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf also commented on the matter.

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This comes only a day after Socttish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned the actions of the club's supporters.

Thousands of Rangers fans gathered outside Ibrox after the match on Saturday, with the celebrations quickly taken to George Square in Glasgow.

While the crowd was reasonably mellow early on, some ugly scenes soon developed. In the end, 20 individuals were arrested while three police offices also suffered injuries.

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Sturgeon labelled the actions of the supporters involved as 'disgraceful':

I’m understandably inundated with messages about yesterday’s disgraceful scenes in Glasgow. Police still have a job to do, which restrains my comments to some extent — but to say I’m utterly disgusted by the Rangers fans who rampaged through the city would be an understatement.

I’m also angry on behalf of every law-abiding citizen. In normal times, the violence and vandalism and the vile anti-Catholic prejudice that was on display, would have been utterly unacceptable. But mid-pandemic, in a city with cases on the rise, it was also selfish beyond belief.

SEE ALSO: Scott Brown Aims Cheeky Dig At Rangers After 'Invincible' Season

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