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RANGERS v CELTIC: ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER ‘MONKEY’ GESTURE FROM IBROX

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THE sickening image of a Rangers supporter making racist gestures to Celtic’s striker Scott Sinclair at Ibrox on Saturday has become a global news story, bringing shame onto the game in Scotland.

The SPFL are awaiting the match report from their delegate before they can comment and a more detailed statement must surely be forthcoming from the Ibrox club in the wake of the overwhelming media attention this racist incident has attracted widespread media attention.

“The Times, The Irish Times, The Telegraph, STV, BBC, ESPN, The Independent, international news feeds, parochial papers all over the UK and beyond are all reporting the abuse of Scott Sinclair'” noted one supporter this morning.

Yesterday  Paul Kenny, 28, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday where he admitted the offence contrary to the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.

He admitted engaging in behaviour that is likely or would be likely to incite public disorder in that he did “shout and make racial gestures”.

Kenny, from Girvan, South Ayrshire made ‘monkey’ gestures at the ground following Sinclair’s successful penalty-kick to open the scoring in a match that Celtic went on to win 5-1.

Now a photograph has emerged of a second Rangers supporter making the same ‘monkey’ gesture towards Scott Sinclair at the same time at Ibrox on Saturday.
This image is being shared and Police Scotland have been informed.
This follows on from the sickening images that emerged last night on social media of a women using a child to direct further racist abuse at the Celtic player who has admitted that in all his time playing professional football in both England and Wales he has never been the subject of racist abuse. Read that story HERE.
Now Police Scotland have confirmed they had reported this woman to the  procurator fiscal in connection with an alleged breach of the Communications Act.

The relevant section of the act deals with “grossly offensive” messages.

A police spokeswoman said: “A 17-year-old woman is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with alleged contravention of section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.”

It really is time for Scottish Football to show Racism the red card.
Here is the new image, judge for yourselves.
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