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Rangers to help police over sectarian chanting

By Staff Reporter

Published 31/12/2015

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs was a victim of 'inappropriate singing' by some Rangers fans at Monday's match at Ibrox
Hibs boss Alan Stubbs was a victim of 'inappropriate singing' by some Rangers fans at Monday's match at Ibrox

Rangers have vowed to help police weed out the fans responsible for sectarian chants heard during Monday's clash with Hibernian.

The banned Billy Boys song made an unwelcome return during the Championship clash at Ibrox, while another illicit song making mention of Easter Road boss Alan Stubbs was also clearly audible.

The Scottish Professional Football League has already stated it will wait to see what the match delegate has to say before deciding whether to take action against the league leaders following their 4-2 win.

But Ibrox chiefs have now admitted they were disappointed to see what they described as a "minority" of supporters taking part in "inappropriate singing".

In a statement, the club said: "Rangers believes it is appropriate to remind everyone of the club's position on anti-social behaviour within grounds.

"The club operates a zero-tolerance policy and continues to work tirelessly via the Follow with Pride campaign while supporting all initiatives aimed at tackling this problem.

"The football authorities and Police Scotland know the club is committed to eradicating all forms of unacceptable behaviour and it is disappointing that a minority engaged in inappropriate singing. The club will assist Police Scotland in identifying those responsible."

In 2006, Uefa fined Rangers and ordered the club to make an announcement at their home games pointing out the Billy Boys was banned after it was heard during a Champions League clash with Villarreal.

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