By Doug Ward

15th Jun, 2021 | 8:35pm

Sky Sports journalist says he was racially abused after Rangers v Celtic tweet

Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph claims he was forced to delete a tweet about Rangers and Celtic after he suffered racist abuse.

On Tuesday morning, the SPFL announced the fixture list for the upcoming Scottish Premiership season with Rangers set to play Celtic at Ibrox in the first Old Firm derby of the campaign in late August.

Joseph, in a now-deleted tweet, called the biggest fixture in Scottish football ‘the Glasgow derby’, leading to a wave of replies from Gers fans.

The Sky journalist then posted separate tweets saying that he deleted the original tweet due to being racially abused.

“Deleted the fixture list tweet as a few heavily triggered people took it too far with racist abuse,” said Joseph.

He added: “Apparently you’re not allowed to partake in football banter if you’re brown. Not worth the hassle. The dozen or so accounts have been reported.”


Those who have resorted to racist abuse against Joseph need to hang their heads in shame because that’s simply not on.

He’s called the Old Firm the ‘Glasgow derby’. So what?

We’ve had almost a decade of Celtic fans calling it that, called us Sevco and saying our club died. Why are Rangers fans still getting offended by it?

It’s a load of rubbish and it’s about time tweet-happy Gers rise above the stupid mocking and just ignore it.

At the end of the day, we’re the 55-times champions of Scotland and have absolutely humiliated Celtic this season.

If Joseph is a Celtic fan then he’s going to tweet stuff like ‘the Glasgow derby’. Just let him get on with it and treat it as banter, as he said in another tweet.

Resorting to racism is disgusting.

We would have thought our fans would have known better than that after what happened to Glen Kamara this season but apparently not.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are in the hunt to sign this wantaway striker from a club in London.