Charity slams 'abominable' chanting about Walter Smith and Andy Goram

Anti-sectarian charity Nil by Mouth have criticised footage of offensive chanting in The Foundry pub in Perth on Saturday.

Charity calls out ‘abominable’ chanting about Walter Smith and Andy Goram SNS Group
The pub has said 'this behaviour will not be tolerated.'

A charity has criticised a group of fans after footage emerged which appeared to show offensive chanting mocking the deaths of Walter Smith, Andy Goram and Jimmy Bell in a Perth pub.

The video, apparently recorded during Saturday’s Premiership opener in The Foundry, was posted online.

It appears to show a group of fans singing a chant that mocks the deaths of former Rangers manager Walter Smith, goalkeeper Andy Goram, and kit man Jimmy Bell.

Anti-sectarianism charity Nil by Mouth has criticised the footage, telling those involved to “hang your head in shame”.

Nil by Mouth Director Dave Scott said: “If your response to men dying of cancer or another terminal disease is to stand up in a pub and shout this sort of garbage you’re behaving abominably.

“You need to visit a cancer ward and meet people fighting for their futures and families wracked by worry. Meet nurses providing round the clock care to dying people.

“Then you should write a big cheque to a cancer charity and hang your head in shame.”

The pub have since responded to the footage, saying had staff heard the chants those involved would have been “removed immediately”.

A spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of highly offensive singing at the pub on Saturday.

“This behaviour will not be tolerated in our pub and had the team behind the bar heard the content of the chant they would have removed the those taking part immediately.

“We are a friendly pub welcoming supporters from a range of clubs.”