Foderingham delivers verdict on Sinclair incident in Celtic win v Rangers

By Danny Wright

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has given his backing to Celtic’s Scott Sinclair after he was subjected to racist abuse in the last Old Firm derby in April.

Sinclair opened the scoring for the Bhoys from the penalty spot and when he celebrated a man was pictured making a monkey gesture in the direction of the goal scorer.

The man is now banned from attending future games but the incident has been widely spoken about since with Kick It Out ambassador Foderingham also offering his thoughts.

“I heard about it after the game on social media and it was disappointing. No one wants to see that in football, especially at a club I represent,” said the 26-year-old, as quoted by the Brechin Advertiser.

“It is a minority. It is one or two who spoiled the whole atmosphere for fans who come and watch Rangers and Celtic week in and week out and show their support.

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“Of course, it is difficult when one idiot comes and starts to behave like that.

“The only thing you can do is deal with it case by case and the club has dealt with it accordingly.”

Foderingham has made 41 appearances between the sticks in all competitions for the Light Blues this season, keeping 15 clean sheets.

He’s played in every minute of Rangers’ Scottish Premiership campaign and has conceded four goals to Sinclair in the Englishman’s first season at Parkhead.

Sinclair, 28, has scored a staggering 25 goals and supplied 11 assists in 46 appearances across all competitions this term as Brendan Rodgers’ men march on towards an unbeaten domestic season and a treble.

He moved to Celtic Park last summer after disappointing spells at Aston Villa, West Brom and Manchester City, where he failed to earn much first-team football.

However the former England Under-21 winger has proved to be a hit in Scotland and already won the Scottish League Cup and Premiership titles.

In other Rangers news, Max Ashmore has sent a heartfelt message to Billy Gilmour after his move to Chelsea was confirmed.

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