Rangers have revealed that one of their players was allegedly racially abused during Sunday’s 3-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat by Celtic at Parkhead
The beleaguered club reported the matter to the police for investigation.
The club announced on its official Twitter account: “The club has tonight been made aware of racial abuse directed at one of our players. We have reported this matter to the police.”
Meanwhile, Celtic boss Neill Lennon savoured the victory but conceded that managing in the Old Firm derby was a ‘horrible’ experience.
“As a player you would miss them terribly,” said Lennon. “As a manager they are horrible. Honestly.
“Even yesterday, there was no real pressure on the game but you are always apprehensive going into it.
“They were three brilliant goals but I am thinking ‘I don’t want Rangers to score and get back into the game’ and everybody else is thinking four or five.
“In the fall-out, you boys [the media] will be saying that I got my tactics bang on, my team were up for it and all that nonsense.
“I couldn’t ask any more from the team. We played well but I don’t buy into the tactical stuff, I got one over him and he got one over me.
“We just won the game and I am thrilled with that.
“But I don’t want to see the back of them [Old Firm games], it really whets the appetite.”