Several Rangers fans have been banned “indefinitely” after a social media video showed a group allegedly playing a racist song about Celtic Japanese star Kyogo Farhoshi. ۔
The footage came after the Rangers’ 4-2 win over Russia County in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
The individuals have been identified, as well as a ban on spectators, and the club has confirmed that no tickets will be given to the Rangers Sports Club (RSC) with which they were traveling.
Ferguson has made a strong start with Celtic after joining Rangers’ bitter Glasgow rivals Wesley Kobe in the near season.
The 26-year-old has scored six goals in seven games for the Falcons, including a hat-trick against Dundee.
“I will never walk alone,” Frohashi wrote on social media, acknowledging the support of his own club and supporters.
A Rangers statement said: “Tomorrow Rangers can confirm that the investigation into the video circulating on social media has been completed.”
“Those involved have been identified and will be banned from all Rangers sports indefinitely.
In addition, the RSC of which he was a member and traveled with the sport, has been banned from accepting tickets for future fixtures.
A Scotland Police spokesman confirmed that the force was “aware of the video circulating on social media and that officers were contacting the club to investigate”.
Celtic manager Ange Posticoglu has vowed to do everything possible to protect Ferushi.
The former Yokohama Marinos boss told Celtic TV: “Honestly, it hurts me because I’m the one who brought him here.
“I spent three and a half years in Japan, and I was a foreigner, and I was welcomed there with open arms. I know how polite and respectful the Japanese were, and I am the one who brought Kyogo here.
“I’m sure his experience is very different from what has been presented in the last 48 hours. Talking to him, he likes to be here, he loves the city, he loves to be embraced by everyone. I like the method.
“It’s not about education, people know better than right and wrong – just be a decent person and treat people with respect.
Our first priority is to protect and support the player.
“If anyone comes in front of him, he is such a good young man and he does not deserve that kind of behavior.