'Disgusting behaviour' - Rangers fans react to Sinclair tweet
By Danny Wright
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to support Celtic star Scott Sinclair after a fan was pictured making a monkey gesture in his direction at Ibrox on Saturday.
The 28-year-old opened the scoring against Pedro Caixinha’s side from the penalty spot and as he celebrated, a picture on the Scottish Sun’s Twitter account showed a Gers fan making the expression in Sinclair’s direction.
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) April 29, 2017
The former Aston Villa and Chelsea winger took to social media after the game to condemn the actions that marred his side’s 5-1 mauling of Rangers.
…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
Although the Old Firm derby is one of the most intense rivalries in world football, fans of the Light Blues gave their backing to the Celtic star.
Here is a selection of tweets from Rangers fans in reaction to Sinclair’s post:
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Was disgusted to see that when I got home, don't care if you play for Celtic or any other team, that sort of thing should never happen.
— D A V I D N I M M O (@Nimsay1872) April 29, 2017
As a rangers fan I'm Disgusted with his actions no footballer or anyone at that should face racist abuse hope he's banned for life.
— loyal72 (@10v31182) April 29, 2017
Correct and as a Rangers supporter myself I can only apologise on behalf of the idiot who associates himself with the club I support!
— Garry McLean (@RFCGR7) April 29, 2017
Idiots in every set of fans, sorry you had to see it from ours today.
— Jardel Loyal Craigyy (@PaleriderCraig) April 29, 2017
As a Rangers fan I hope he gets dealt with by the law and is never allowed back at any football ground
— Journal Velo (@JournalVelo) April 29, 2017
Sorry about that Scott there's no need for it unfortunately u get some dafties that only turn up for old firm games, not real fans tbh
— MK (@_mk1872) April 29, 2017
Agree Scott. Signed, an embarrassed Rangers fan.
— Kenny Young (@Kenny_young) April 29, 2017
Sinclair has been in hot form for Celtic this season after signing from Aston Villa last summer.
He has been one of Brendan Rodgers’ best coups for the club as in 45 appearances across all competitions, he’s managed to find the net 25 times and supply ten assists.
Saturday’s victory was the second time this season that the Bhoys have ran away 5-1 winners in the Old Firm derby and Rodgers’ men have come out on top in all but one of the all-Glasgow showdowns in Rangers’ return to the top-flight.
Celtic’s dreams of finishing the domestic campaign unbeaten are still alive after their win at Ibrox.
The Hoops have four games to play in the league before a Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen in May, in which they can secure a domestic treble.