12-year-old boy charged over racist chants during Old Firm derby

Police have charged and reported a boy following the alleged racist abuse of a Rangers player in a December match against Celtic. 

The 12-year-old has been charged and reported in relation to the alleged racist abuse during the Old Firm derby in December.

The boy, though, cannot be named for legal reasons, Police Scotland confirmed on Monday. 

Superintendent Mark Sutherland of Greater Glasgow Division said, ‘Abuse of any form is completely unacceptable and Police Scotland will continue to rigorously investigate any reports of abuse we receive and bring those responsible before the relevant authorities.”

“We’d remind the public that, as the person charged is below the age of 18, he cannot be named or identified for legal reasons as per the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.” 

Rangers were all exulted as the victory was their first league win at Celtic Park since 2010, thanks to goals from Ryan Kent and Nikola Katic either side of an Odsonne Edouard equalizer.

The Old Firm Derby has always been a fiery affair (Image Courtesy: TalkSport)

Ranger striker Alfredo Morelos was sent off in second-half injury time after receiving a second yellow for simulation. However, now the concern is the increasing racism on the pitch and it is very shocking and at the same time very shameful that a 12-year-old was involved in it. 

When adults were accused and charged guilty for abuse, they were handed bans, not allowing them to attend games for several years.

Here, it is a kid, who may not even know the seriousness of his actions but there will certainly be some consequences. 

Not revealing the identity is one of the most important things but it is necessary that the guilty party is made understood of his deeds, also trying to making him understand the consequences if the same actions are repeated in the future.

The police all over the world have been vigilant enough and are giving their all to bring the guilty people in front of the media and making them realize the depth of the crime committed.


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