A Stirling Albion FC official has stood down from his post at the club after referring to Rangers fans as "huns".
Dick King, secretary of the Stirling club, apologised "unreservedly" for using the slur on an unofficial club website.
On Tuesday, Stirling Albion released a statement on the issue after Mr King had stated in a post on a fan site that police would be "manned up" for a Third Division home tie against Rangers on October 6.
Mr King said: "I apologise unreservedly for remarks which I made on a Stirling Albion unofficial website in respect of Rangers FC. In so doing, I am removing myself forthwith from any further involvement with Stirling Albion FC in any capacity.
"I hope that both clubs will now be able to move forward unbesmirched by my actions and I wish them well for the future. I will be making no further comment."
The comments made by the secretary of the Forthbank Stadium club had been highlighted in newspaper reports on Tuesday.
In response to his comments on the RedWeb site, fellow Stirling Albion fans criticised Mr King for using the derogatory term to describe Rangers fans.
Operations director Stuart Brown said Stirling Albion have the "utmost respect" for Rangers and a "very close and healthy relationship" with the Glasgow club. He also described the incident as "isolated" and "unacceptable".
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