January 26, 2011

Call for Rangers to probe fans' racist song

Rudi Skacel in his Southampton days
Rangers have been urged to carry out a full investigation after their fans sang a racist song at Hearts star Rudi Skacel.

Czech Republic international Skacel, 31, was the target of the taunt from Gers fans as he was substituted towards the end of Hearts' 1-0 victory at Tynecastle on Saturday. The chant suggests he is a "refugee" and is sung to the tune of The Beatles' song Yellow Submarine. The tune could be loudly heard as the attacking midfielder left the pitch during the televised encounter.

Ged Grebby, chief executive at Show Racism the Red Card, called for a full investigation to be carried out by both clubs and the SFA.

He said: "On Thursday we had a big meeting at Hibernian's Easter Road, to push the Show Racism the Red Card message, so to hear of songs like this being sung just two days after is very disappointing. Abuse against Eastern European players is becoming an increasing problem."

Edinburgh Evening News

6 comments:

NewsHound said...

LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS WE MUST OPPOSE THE EDL: -

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=23676

Anonymous said...

London fascists in meltdown?

The Sad Tale of Richard Barnbrook

http://www.londonpatriot.org/2011/01/23/the-sad-tale-of-richard-barnbrook/

Shahid Bhai UK said...

"give em a ring but be polite" LOL

http://griffinwatch-nwn.blogspot.com/2011/01/give-em-ring-but-be-polite.html

Anonymous said...

The tune could be loudly heard as the attacking midfielder left the pitch during the televised encounter.

Maybe the Huns fans fancied a change from their usual anti-Catholic/Pro-Loyalist songs.

Anonymous said...

The song was Xenophobic but not "racist".

Czech people are Caucasian same as the Scots.

Anonymous said...

The song was Xenophobic but not "racist".Czech people are Caucasian same as the Scots.

So that's OK then.