Ex-Annan player Kenny McKay claims he heard racist abuse from Rangers fans today
Former Annan and Queen’s Park player Kenny McKay claims he left Ibrox early in the draw against Motherwell on Sunday after hearing racist abuse from a section of Rangers fans.
Fashion Sakala opened the scoring with his first competitive goal for Rangers in the first half but Kaiyne Woolery scored in the 66th minute to earn Motherwell a point in Glasgow.
After Woolery scored, McKay alleges that he heard racist abuse around him before he left.
Writing via his Flip The Mindset Podcast account on Twitter, McKay said: “Had to leave Ibrox 71 minutes in as when the boy Woolery scored, the racist abuse from some people around me was getting too much.
“It’s a minority I know but it’s every single time. Heartbreaking, [to be honest].
“All I want to do is enjoy the [swear] game. Still love my club.”
It’s abhorrent that one of our fellow supporters had to witness something like this and it’s absolutely dreadful that it’s happened.
Based on McKay’s tweet, it’s not the first time the Glasgow-born ex-footballer has heard this from people around him at Ibrox.
It’s shocking and it has to stop.
Last season, we saw Glen Kamara get racially abused by Ondrej Kudela of Slavia Prague while Kemar Roofe suffered racist comments on social media.
Sakala scored our first goal today – what did those Rangers fans do when he found the back of the net?
Why does it have to resort to racism? It’s unacceptable.
We hope that this is something that is dealt with by the club because one instance of racism is bad enough – this sounds like a regular occurrence.
Other fans need to call this out and we must get these people out of our club forever.
In other Rangers news, one dreadful player scored a 2/10 in our player ratings against Motherwell.