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Rangers: Soldiers Accused Of Sectarian Singing
The Army and police are investigating reports that military personnel sang sectarian songs on the Rangers pitch during an Armed Forces Day event.
Some 400 personnel from all three forces were invited to Ibrox stadium to attend Saturday's match against Stenhousemuir.
Rangers organised the event as a club celebration of the military as the annual Armed Forces Day takes place in June, during football's close season.
At half-time, the military personnel were invited on to the pitch to be applauded by the crowd.
Video footage posted on YouTube appears to show some of those on the pitch clapping along as Rangers fans sing sectarian songs.
Police Scotland has told Sky News that a number of "concerns" have been raised with them following the Ibrox event.
Chief Superintendent Andy Bates said: "We are aware of concerns raised regarding the conduct of a number of people attending the Rangers v Stenhousemuir game at Ibrox on Saturday. These concerns are being investigated."
A spokesperson for the Army in Scotland told Sky News: "We are aware of a number of complaints of against members of the armed forces at the Armed Forces Day match at Ibrox Stadium at the weekend.
"The Army and Police Scotland, assisted by Rangers Football Club, are investigating these complaints.
"Sectarianism is a breach of the Army's strict values and standards.
"If any personnel are found to have fallen short of these values and standards they will be dealt with by administrative or disciplinary action by the chain of command and, if necessary, by the police."