Tommy Burns’ son hits out after ‘sick’ chant on bus

A video showing fans on a Rangers supporters' bus chanting about Burns was posted online.

Tommy Burns: In action for Celtic.
Tommy Burns: In action for Celtic.

Tommy Burns’ son has hit out after a video showing fans on a Rangers supporters’ bus singing an offensive song about the Celtic legend and Scott Brown’s late sister surfaced online.

In the video, appearing to be filmed on a supporters’ bus following Rangers’ trip to Ross County on Wednesday, the former Celtic player is targeted alongside Fiona Brown, who died aged 22 in 2008 after a battle with cancer.

Burns, who played and managed Celtic over a 19-year-career at Parkhead, also died of the same illness just a few weeks earlier.

He was 51 at the time of his death.

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The video has been condemned as “sick” and “disgusting” by online commentators from both side of the Old Firm divide.

Sharing the ten-second clip on Twitter, Jonathan Burns said those responsible don’t represent the vast majority of Rangers fans or indeed football fans as a whole.

He also said that the fans behind the chant could “live to be 1000” without achieving what the two intended victims have.

He tweeted: “As I’ve said before these people are not real Rangers fans and do not reflect real football fans, a majority of which are good.

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“These people could live to be 1000 and not achieve what TB or FB have.”

Earlier this year a Rangers fan was banned for life for targeting Celtic captain Brown with taunts about his sister outside Ibrox stadium after the Hoops had recorded a 2-0 victory over their rivals.


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