Rangers launch investigation into 'unacceptable' display of Nazi flag

The Glasgow club is investigating how the banner, containing a reference to the SS, was allowed to be hung at Ibrox on Armed Forces Day.

Rangers launch investigation into Nazi SS flag displayed at Ibrox during Aberdeen defeat SNS Group

Rangers have condemned supporters who displayed a flag bearing a Nazi symbol during Saturday’s defeat to Aberdeen on the club’s Armed Forces Day at Ibrox.

The club said it is investigating how the banner, which included the Totenkopf skull and crossbones symbol, was allowed to be hung on railings at the stadium during the match.

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.

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.

Police Scotland said it had received “no complaints” over the flag, but Rangers have launched their own internal probe.

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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