By Mike Slater

23rd Aug, 2021 | 5:15pm

Michael Stewart praises Rangers response on Monday

Rangers have issued bans to the fans caught on camera racially abusing Celtic attacker Kyogo Furuhashi.

The Bears have investigated the footage intensely across the weekend, and it has resulted in swift action taken.

Michael Stewart has praised the decision taken by the Gers on Monday evening, with many calling for action.

The BBC pundit took to his personal Twitter account and praised the Bears for delivering exactly what was needed.

“Well played Rangers,” he wrote.

“This is the sort of action we need to see.”

Not acceptable.

No matter how the club have responded, there is still no need for footage such as this to be emerging.

Glen Kamara was subjected to racial abuse last season, and that awful situation is still ongoing as the Finnish star finishes off the final game of his European ban.

Thankfully, the club has taken action instantly and this must be seen as a warning to others that this will never be acceptable at any club.

There has to be a collective effort to stop incidents such as this one, and although it is only a small few, they are still connected to the club.

With the Old Firm next week too, this will rightly spread across the week rather than the build-up to one of the most competitive fixtures we’ve seen in this clash in years between the both.

Something has to change and quickly, and hopefully this swift action can go somewhat towards that.

In other Rangers news, Tam McManus takes big swipe at Rangers star after major incident in the past week