'There is just no need' - Scott Sinclair hits out at Rangers fan
By Danny Wright
Scott Sinclair has hit out at a Rangers fan who was pictured making monkey gestures in his direction after he opened the scoring in Celtic’s 5-1 win at Ibrox on Saturday.
Goals from Leigh Griffiths, Callum McGregor, Dedyrck Boyata and Mikael Lustig rounded off what was a monumental win for Brendan Rodgers’ men, but Sinclair feels that it was marred by the incident which was pictured in a tweet on the Scottish Sun’s Twitter account.
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) April 29, 2017
The 28-year-old, who opened the scoring on Saturday from the penalty spot, took to social media after the game to condemn the spectator’s actions.
“Just a shame to end the game and seeing the ignorance of people. No matter what team you support there is just no need for racism,” said Sinclair on his personal Twitter account.
…just a shame to end the game and seeing the ignorance of people no matter what team u support there is just no need for racism!
— Scott Sinclair (@Scotty_Sinclair) April 29, 2017
It was the second time this season that Celtic have won 5-1 in the Old Firm derby, and also the second time in the space of a week they have got the better of Pedro Caixinha’s men.
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The Bhoys have won five of the six all-Glasgow clashes this season and their hopes of finishing the domestic campaign unbeaten are still alive.
Celtic have four games to play in the Scottish Premiership before facing Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final in May.
A win at Hampden would secure a domestic treble for the Hoops, who have been largely helped this season by Sinclair, who has been in hot form since arriving from Aston Villa last summer.
The winger has scored 25 goals and supplied ten assists in 45 appearances this term.