Police investigating Nazi flag at Ibrox during Rangers v Aberdeen match

Rangers condemned the display of the flag as 'unacceptable' after it appeared in the stands during Saturday's defeat to Aberdeen.

Police investigating Nazi SS flag displayed at Ibrox during Rangers defeat to Aberdeen SNS Group

Police are investigating after a flag bearing a Nazi symbol was displayed at Ibrox Stadium during Rangers’ defeat to Aberdeen on the club’s Armed Forces Day.

Bosses at the Glasgow side launched their own investigation into how the banner, which included the Totenkopf symbol, was allowed in the ground ahead of Saturday’s match.

Rangers condemned the flag bearing the motif – known as the “death’s head” – being displayed by supporters as “unacceptable”.

But officers from Police Scotland are also probing the display of the flag, the force confirmed to STV News.

A spokesperson said: “Officers were made aware of a banner at a football match at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday, September 30.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

The emblem, known as “death’s head,” was used by the 3rd SS panzer division during the second world war – known for committing a slew of war crimes including the murder of millions of people at concentration camps.

They also perpetrated 1940 Le Paradis Massacre involving the murder of 97 British soldiers from the Royal Norfolk Regiment who had surrendered in Northern France.

UK Counter Terror police list the symbol among its guidance for officers monitoring white supremacist and far-right groups.

Around 150 personnel from the UK Armed Forces, including representatives from the Army and Navy, were in attendance for the match.

Aberdeen ran out 3-1 winners, leading to former Rangers boss Michael Beale being sacked on Sunday evening.

A Rangers spokesperson said: “Clearly, this flag is absolutely unacceptable and the club condemns the displaying of it within our stadium in the strongest possible terms.

“The club can confirm an investigation is now under way.”

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