September 18, 2021

Two more arrested for anti-Irish song before Old Firm.

Two more people have been arrested in connection with an anti-Irish song in downtown Glasgow.

The 20- and 23-year-old men were allegedly involved when a mob sang “Famine Song” ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm game.

The total number of arrests is eight. Rangers Earlier this week, three fans were banned indefinitely in connection with the incident.

The latest pair has been released on an offer and will appear in court at a later date.

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A policeman Scotland Tonight’s statement read: “Two more people, aged 20 and 23, have been arrested and charged in Glasgow on Sunday for singing racist material.

“These individuals have been released on an undertaking and will appear at a later date.

A report has been submitted to Procurator Mali.

“Since September 1, the total number of arrests has risen to eight.”

The owners of Gers previously said: “After contacting Police Scotland over a well-documented incident on Sunday, Rangers have written to three people to confirm an indefinite ban from all club fixtures.

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“We reiterate our club’s stand against all forms of discrimination and once again point out our views on the so-called ‘fans’ who tarnish the good name of Rangers FC.”

Rangers won the first Glasgow derby of the season 1-0.

More to follow …

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