Football Aid ban Rangers fan over Sectarian comments


Charitable organisation Football Aid, which lets fans ‘live the dream’ – as they don their club’s shirt, walk down the tunnel to the sound of the crowd and play an adrenaline fuelled 90 minutes on the hallowed turf of the Club they support – have banned a Rangers fan because of sectarian comments made on his twitter page.

Greig posted comments ranging from the Famine Song lyrics, to the sectarian Billy Boys song, mocking the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands and posting F*** the Pope and the IRA.

Wayne Greig was set to participate in this year’s charity event, after donning the goalkeeper gloves in last year’s event at Ibrox. Greig who was part of the Rangers Home side in Match One in May, will now be banned from further events organised and run by Football Aid according to a spokesperson.

David Dale, Executive Director of Football Aid issued a statement: “It has been brought to our attention that an individual and previous participant at a Football Aid event has been posting sectarian comments on his own personal social media pages.”

“Football Aid strongly disassociate ourselves with these and any other likeminded comments, and as such have taken the necessary measures to ban this individual from participating in any future Football Aid events.”

“We are fully supportive of the tireless work both Old Firm clubs and the relevant authorities are taking to eradicate sectarian behaviour, and with this in mind will continue with a zero tolerance approach to any Football Aid participants showing any sign of sectarian behaviour.”

Football Aid was established as a unique way of raising money for charity and voluntary organisations. The funds raised from the Football Aid events are distributed to diabetes research, education and management projects plus charities nominated for funding by the Clubs that take part.

Scotzine tried to contact Wayne Greig, however he failed to reply and soon after deleted his twitter account.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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