Rangers condemn video of fans singing racist songs about Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi

Rangers condemn video of fans singing racist songs about Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi

RANGERS have condemned a video that appears to show fans of the club singing racist songs about a player from Glasgow rivals Celtic.

The video, thought to have been recorded on a bus before Rangers’ game at Ross County today, has been shared widely online.

The club has condemned the video, which appears to show several men in Rangers jerseys singing racist songs and making offensive gestures about Celtic’s Japan international Kyogo Furuhashi.

Celtic meanwhile described the behaviour as "sickening and pathetic".

'Not representative of club'

In a statement, Rangers vowed to carry out an investigation to find those responsible.

"Rangers condemns all forms of racism and discrimination," said a spokesperson.

"Those who indulge in such behaviour are not representative of our club or the loyal support who have stood by us through thick and thin.

"We are currently investigating to identify the individuals involved."

Furuhashi's club, Celtic, offered their support to the forward, adding that several of their players have been subjected to racist abuse in recent years.

"If reports are accurate then such sickening and pathetic racist behaviour directed towards Kyogo Furuhashi deserves absolute condemnation," read a Celtic statement.

"Unfortunately, a number of Celtic players in recent years have suffered similar racist abuse.

"As a club open to all, we stand firmly against racism in all its forms and we will give Kyogo our full support.

"All stakeholders must work together in tackling all forms of bigotry."


On social media, Rangers fans joined in the widespread condemnation of the footage, which is thought to have originated on Snapchat before being shared online.

Furuhashi, who was signed by Celtic in the summer from Vissel Kobe, has scored six goals in seven games since his arrival.

Celtic and Rangers are due to meet for the first time this season at the latter's Ibrox ground next Sunday.