Old Firm fans are worst for race hate.RANGERS and Celtic fans are among the most racist supporters in Britain, a new survey claims.
And black and foreign players are more likely to suffer vile taunts from Old Firm fans than at almost any other clubs in Britain.
A survey of 33,000 supporters found 36 per cent of Rangers supporters and 33 per cent of Celtic fans heard racial abuse.
Only Everton, whose fans infamously pelted current Celtic coach, and former Liverpool player, John Barnes John Barnes is the name of several people:
Leicester University's Sir Norman Chester Centre for football research conducted the survey.
But ex-Rangers winger Mark Walters Mark Everton Walters (born June 2, 1964) is a former professional footballer from Birmingham, England. He was an attacking goal scoring winger. Club career
Aston Villa last night claimed: "In my experience, it was better in Scotland than in England.
"The players I know who are playing up in Scotland say there are no problems."
But former Celtic star Paul Elliot claimed he was racially abused in Scotland.
While Dutch star Ruud Gullit Ruud Gullit (born September 1, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football coach and former player, who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a member of the Netherlands national team at the Euro 88 and the 1990 World Cup. claimed, after facing St Mirren for Feyenoord, that it was "the saddest night of my life".
He said: "The Scots booed me because of my colour. I was even spat on."
In Glasgow in 1997, black player Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts (February 24, 1980 - )is a football player who currently plays for Doncaster Rovers. He has also represented Wales at under-21 level.
Roberts began his career at home town club Wrexham, where he took part in the clubs LDV Vans Trophy win, before eventually was kicked senseless sense·less
1. Lacking sense or meaning; meaningless.
2. Deficient in sense; foolish or stupid.
3. Insensate; unconscious. in a match between Campsie Black Watch and Yoker.
But both Old Firm clubs hit back last night.
A spokesman for Celtic said: "The survey doesn't say if racist remarks have been within the team's own support or the opposition's.
"However, one racist remark is one too many."
A spokeswoman for Rangers added: "We shall wait to read the full report before taking action."
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