Steven Gerrard will be “livid” with the minority of Rangers fans who have marred the club’s success in recent days.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after racist and sectarian chanting was witnessed at Rangers’ end-of-season title celebrations.
Rangers were unflinching in their response to the scenes, condemning the “unacceptable” actions of the few who “besmirched the good name of Rangers Football Club.”
Holyrood justice secretary Humza Yousaf also came down hard on their behaviour, calling for Rangers to issue stadium bans to the troublemakers.
Kenny blasted the “stupid” individuals responsible and claimed that the scenes will have taken the shine off Gerrard’s side’s achievements.
“It’s definitely marring their success,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“If you think about what Rangers have done over the past five or six years to get back to where they are now… There’s just no need to do this, it’s totally disrespectful.
“Now they’ve got back to the top, they just don’t need this hanging over them. It’s a tough one because Gerrard and the rest will be livid.
“It’s a minority but I honestly don’t get why they think they can do these things. The whole thing is so stupid, so disrespectful.”
Rangers as an institution have an excellent recent track record in tackling prejudice.
They won plaudits for their response after Glen Kamara was racially abused by Slavia Prague player Ondrej Kudela earlier in the season.
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