Rangers have initiated legal proceedings “against certain individuals” after police said no criminality had taken place in a video of players celebrating their Premiership win.
An investigation was launched after the clip allegedly showing the use of sectarian language was reported to Police Scotland.
The video shows a group of players singing along to the song Sweet Caroline at Ibrox Stadium after the team’s defeat of Aberdeen on May 15.
Police said they were “assessing” the video and would meet with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as part of their enquiries.
But on Friday, Police Scotland announced that, following an extensive investigation, no crime took place.
Following the announcement, the football team said it would take legal action “against certain individuals” for comments made over the video.
In a statement, the club said: “Rangers welcomes the outcome of the Police Scotland investigation into a video involving some of our players and staff.
“Whilst we were confident that no criminality took place, we recognised that we had a duty to assist Police. Furthermore, given some of the attempts to spread false narratives, we had to protect the reputation of individuals involved.
“This is a stark reminder to those in senior positions within society who should be cognisant of their influence, responsibility and the consequences of their actions on others.
“We can confirm that we have initiated legal proceedings against certain individuals for comments made this week.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “In relation to a video circulating on social media showing Rangers players allegedly using sectarian language on Saturday, May 15, extensive enquiries have been carried out and no criminality has been established.”