Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with racially aggravated offences after a group of Rangers supporters chanted an anti-Irish song in Glasgow.
The incident occured prior to the Old Firm match on Sunday in the city, with footage posted on social media showing fans chanting an anti-Irish song which referneced the famine.
The three men, aged 24, 21 and 19 were arrested and charged in connection with the incident on Wednesday.
Police say it is the first in what they expected to be “numerous arrests” following the “disgraceful racial conduct” shown in Glasgow on Sunday.
Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow Police Division, said: “We have made the first of what I expect to be numerous arrests following the disgraceful racial conduct shown by a minority of Rangers supporters who were making their way to Ibrox stadium on Sunday, 29 August.
“Three men, aged 24, 21 and 19 years old, were arrested and charged last night, Wednesday, September 1, in connection with racially aggravated offences towards a member of the public and for the singing of racist material.
“This racist conduct will not be tolerated and our investigations are continuing. We will continue to work with Rangers FC to identify and take appropriate action against those responsible.”
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