A RANGERS fans group has criticised the Scottish Football Association, saying Celtic striker John Guidetti "got off lightly" after being censured over the singing of a song that featured the words "the huns are deid".

The SFA decision came after the Hoops star recited a song which contained the word at the end of an interview on Holland's FC Rijnmond football programme.

He was repeating a chant that is sung about him by fans.

He sang: "Oh John Guidetti, puts the ball in the net-y, he's a Super Swede and the huns are deid, walking in Guidetti wonderland."

The Celtic forward described the chant as "a good song".

The SFA said the player had broken Disciplinary Rule 73 "in that on or around 6th March 2015 you did in the course of a interview given to the Dutch television programme FC Rijnmond, make comment of an offensive nature."

The SFA added: "The player was found in breach and censured."

However, Rangers Supporters Trust, which previously called for the police to become involved over the song, said the SFA should have issued a tougher penalty.

It is understood Guidetti could have received an up to eight-match ban over the issue.

A RST spokesman said: "The word 'hun' is widely reported as being offensive and derogatory. As far as we are concerned it is a sectarian word.

"I don't think there is any question he got away with it lightly. If you say it is offensive or derogatory it is not as serious as saying it is sectarian.

"But from our point of view, it is sectarian. And if they accept they sang it, accept he said it, they should have dealt with him more severely, under the current climate.

"A Rangers player doing something equivalent would, we think, most certainly have been dealt with more severely.

"Okay he has been censured, but what does that mean? It has no practical implication at all, so in effect, they have done nothing other than to say they have censured him."

It is understood Police Scotland could not take action as the incident happened outside of its jurisdiction, in Holland.

The Guidetti video surfaced a week after the launch of a campaign backed by the official Rangers fans board to lobby First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to make the use of the word 'hun' illegal following online abuse of pop singer Amy Macdonald.

The move is linked to an internet petition which says the word is a term of "religious hatred, a derogatory and sectarian term for a Protestant".

The campaigners say those using the phrase should be treated no differently than those who use offensive words to describe Catholics.

The campaign to outlaw use of 'hun' came after the word was used in a Twitter tirade directed at Macdonald after she criticised England footballer Stan Collymore in a row which began when he linked Rangers and Chelsea to right wing groups such as Combat 18.

The Scottish Government's 2014 Social Attitudes Survey found that 58 per cent found the term 'hun' in casual conversation was unacceptable, 12 per cent said "it depends", 14 per cent said the have never heard of the term used to describe a Protestant and eight percent found it acceptable.

More recent Social Attitudes Survey research showed that only eight to nine percent of Scots thought that the terms 'hun' and 'fenian' were acceptable. But nine in 10 Scots think sectarianism is a problem for the country.

Celtic warned fans they can no longer call Rangers fans 'huns' 14 years ago.

The ban emerged when some fans were reportedly thrown off the club's internet site for using it.

At the time, Celtic administrator John Cole said: "It's a word that can cause offence and at Celtic we don't want to be offending anyone, so we are asking that people who have a problem with this look at our social charter and other movements we are involved with."

Celtic declined to comment on the SFA decision.