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Police says there was no criminality in Rangers players’ celebrations

Fri 21 May 2021 | 17:19

The players’ celebrations video was investigated and there was no criminal act seen in it.

A video was seen on social media showing that

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players are using sectarian language in their celebrations after winning the league title, and Police Scotland investigated the incident finding out that there was no criminality in the players’ conversations.

The club had previously claimed that they aren’t sure about the viability of the footage.

And Police Scotland released a statement on Friday which read:

"In relation to a video circulating on social media showing Rangers players allegedly using sectarian language on Saturday 15 May, extensive enquiries have been carried out and no criminality has been established."

The club released a statement earlier this week claiming that the video was not original and that some people intended to accuse Rangers players of something they haven’t done.

Rangers said earlier this week:

"It is evident that this video was shared with an adjoining narrative which attempts to discredit our players and the reputation of Rangers Football Club.

"This highlights the dangers of 'trial by social media'.

"It is deeply concerning that this video has been taken as genuine and has been shared widely, including by some political representatives who should be mindful of their influence and legal processes.

"Our squad is richly diverse. Sectarianism is unacceptable and has no place in our club, which is underlined by our Everyone Anyone campaign.

"We are confident that no criminality took place, we have sought legal advice and look forward to cooperating with Police Scotland."


source: SportMob