‘Go home’ — Rangers looking to track down fans filmed singing ‘anti-Irish’ song
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Rangers have condemned a group of fans who were filmed singing an ‘anti-Irish song’ while marching through the streets of Glasgow.© Provided by Extra.ie
A video first appeared on social media featuring Rangers supporters wearing black clothing and walking through Glasgow city centre.
The group could be heard chanting a song about the Irish Famine which has been described as racist.© Provided by Extra.ie A group of Rangers fans were heard chanting the song. Pic: Twitter
The group were heard chanting ‘the famine is over, why don’t you go home’ as they were escorted through the street by police.
Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, said he was ‘disgusted’ by the incident.
‘For those hurling racist abuse at our Irish community telling them to “go home” – Scotland is their home,’ the SNP MSP said.© Provided by Extra.ie Rangers are looking for the fans responsible for the ‘anti-Irish’ song. Pic: Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images
‘Disgusted to once again see anti-Irish racism rear its ugly head,’ he added. ‘Solidarity with our Irish community. I am sure Police Scot will hold those responsible to account.’
Rangers followed this up by declaring that they will find those responsible for the song.
‘We are working with the police to identify any season ticket holders,’ the Scottish champions said in a statement.
‘As a club, we are proud of our Everyone Anyone campaign, led through the Rangers Charity Foundation, our work with a wide range of stakeholders and our on-going dialogue with the Scottish Government.
‘Discrimination of all forms is a societal issue within Scotland.
‘Those with influence within Scottish discourse should put their energy into eradicating this very serious issue across all sections of Scottish society who suffer sectarianism, discrimination and racism of any form.’