RANGERS have responded to claims that players were singing "sectarian" songs during title celebrations. 

Police Scotland earlier revealed that they were investigating the alleged matter after a video circulated on social media. 

The Ibrox side has since released a statement, saying that the footage "attempts to discredit" the players and the reputation of Rangers Football Club.


It reads: "We are aware of a video circulating on social media. 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."

Earlier this evening, Greater Glasgow Police Division confirmed that it was assessing footage and confirmed that inquires are ongoing.

A statement reads: "We are aware of a video circulating on social media apparently showing Rangers players using sectarian language while celebrating on Saturday.

"We are assessing its contents and will liaise with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as part of our inquiries."

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf called for any player to be found guilty of anti-Catholic hatred to be "shown the door".

He said: "I have also been made aware of this clip, if (and I stress if) this clip is genuine then any player or staff member found to be guilty of anti-Catholic hatred should be shown the door by the club.

"It is right Police Scotland investigate and determine the facts around it."