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POLICE TAKE ACTION AFTER RACIST SHAMES RANGERS

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SCOTT SINCLAIR, who last night won the Celtic Players’ Player of the Year Award, has posted a picture on social media showing the alleged racist abuse he suffered after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot in Celtic’s 5-1 win at Ibrox.

The Englishman highlighted a still from footage of the game at Ibrox apparently showing a Rangers supporter making a monkey gesture. This was captured on Sky Sports and has brought shame on the Scottish game.

Sinclair accompanied the picture with the message #notoracism.

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After the match Sinclair tweeted congratulating the team on the win before his message.

The former Aston Villa winger said: “What a team performance yet again, the fans were right behind us from start to finish.

“Just a shame to end the game and seeing the ignorance of people no matter what team u support there is just no need for racism!’

Asked about the incident of a man running on to the pitch, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said:

“It’s not nice when something like that happens, but I only caught the tail end of it, really.”

Now Police Scotland have announced that they have arrested a man following the Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox on Saturday.

A 28-year-old has been detained in connection with an alleged offence under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act, officers said.
The man is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court tomorrow.
Police Scotland said eight people had been arrested over various other alleged offences surrounding the clash at Ibrox.
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