Michael Stewart demands Rangers investigation after fan footage emerges
Michael Stewart has urged Rangers to launch an investigation to find the fans that chanted a racist song about Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi.
A video emerged via social media on Sunday that showed racist remarks towards the 26-year-old Japan international.
Writing via his personal Twitter profile on Monday morning [23/08/21], BBC pundit Stewart has demanded a response from Rangers.
“Wouldn’t it be great for Rangers and their support to show the same energy and desire to confront racism of all forms as they did a few months ago,” Stewart said.
“The video needs investigating to find the individuals but the content is pretty conclusive.”
The video is abhorrent and casts a horrible cloud over the club after a week where Rangers got back to winning ways in Scotland and Europe.
There’s just absolutely no need for people to lower themselves to the depths that they did on Sunday.
Making racist remarks, whether as part of a song or in jest, is never acceptable.
The so-called ‘supporters’ in question need to face the full weight of the law and be banned for life by Rangers.
Stewart has demanded an investigation by the club, but that already appears to be underway after a Rangers spokesperson condemned the chants [Sky Sports].
As alluded to by Stewart, Rangers have been in the midst of a racist row already this year after Glen Kamara was abused by Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela in March.
The club were swift to express their outrage at that incident, rightly so, and now we must adopt the same stance to this disgusting episode.
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