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D-day for Guidetti over ‘offensive’ song

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Thursday is D-day for Celtic’s John Guidetti over his singing of an alleged ‘offensive’ song about rivals Rangers.

Guidetti, who is on a season long loan deal from Manchester City, was charged by the Scottish FA compliance officer following an interview with Dutch TV show FC Rijnmond after he recited a song that Celtic fans dedicated to him.

The chant, which he was asked to sing, was: “Oh John Guidetti, puts the ball in the net-y, he’s a Super Swede and the huns are deid, walking in Guidetti wonderland.”

He was set to face a Scottish FA disciplinary panel earlier this month, but was postponed until this Thursday.

Celtic issued a statement last month, saying: “We are very surprised and disappointed that this has even found its way to an SFA judicial panel. John Guidetti will be defending this charge.”

The 22 year old has scored 15 goals in 35 games this season, but is not expected to stay at Celtic beyond the summer.

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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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