Rangers: Police Scotland say 'no criminality has been established' after investigating video posted on social media

Police Scotland says no criminality has been established after investigating a video allegedly showing Rangers players using sectarian language.

The footage – which was widely shared on social media – led to condemnation of the players by a number of Scottish politicians.

Rangers said no criminality took place during the singing – which allegedly took place in the Ibrox suite as the players celebrated an unbeaten title-winning season – and questioned the viability of the footage.

And Police Scotland released a statement on Friday which read: “In relation to a video circulating on social media showing Rangers players allegedly using sectarian language on Saturday 15 May, extensive enquiries have been carried out and no criminality has been established.”

Rangers said earlier this week: “It is evident that this video was shared with an adjoining narrative which attempts to discredit our players and the reputation of Rangers Football Club.

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“This highlights the dangers of ‘trial by social media’.

“It is deeply concerning that this video has been taken as genuine and has been shared widely, including by some political representatives who should be mindful of their influence and legal processes.

“Our squad is richly diverse. Sectarianism is unacceptable and has no place in our club, which is underlined by our Everyone Anyone campaign.

“We are confident that no criminality took place, we have sought legal advice and look forward to cooperating with Police Scotland.”

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