POLICE SCOTLAND have today acted to arrest a second man who attended the Rangers v Celtic SPFL match at Ibrox on Saturday and allegedly was involved in making a racist ‘monkey’ gesture at Celtic’s opening goalscorer Scott Sinclair.
The 27-year-old man is believed to be a Rangers supporter and has been detained in police custody in connection with an alleged offence under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act.
He is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.
earlier in the week the Police arrested another man who was captured by Sky Sports cameras making ‘monkey’ gestures to Sinclair, in the moments after the Englishman had scored the early penalty kick awarded to Celtic.
Paul Kenny, 28, from Girvan, South Ayrshire, appeared from custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday and entered a plea of guilty to the charges laid against him.
He was granted bail with the condition that he cannot go to any regulated football games.
A 17 year old woman has also been the subject of a Police investigation after allegedly using a child to direct a further ‘monkey’ remark towards the Celtic forward who this week admitted that in all his tome playing professional football in England and Wales he had never before been targeted by racists.
Celtic won the match 5-1 which came only six days after the sides met in the Scottish Cup sen-final which Celtic won 2-0.
Earlier today PFA Scotland issued a statement condemning the racism directed at Sinclair and praising the Celtic Player of the Year for the way in which he has handled the disgraceful situation. Read this story HERE.
The SFA and the SPFL have so far failed to comment.