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Ross County vow to track down and punish supporters who shouted sectarian abuse during Wednesday's SPFL Scottish Cinch premiership match against Celtic

By Alasdair Fraser

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Celtic’s Anthony Ralston celebrates his late winning goal. Picture: Ken Macpherson, Inverness.
Celtic’s Anthony Ralston celebrates his late winning goal. Picture: Ken Macpherson, Inverness.

Ross County officials are promising to take the “strongest possible action” against supporters who shouted sectarian abuse during Wednesday night’s match against Celtic.

The Dingwall club is working to identify the culprits who were within Victoria Park’s new “singing section” in the Jail End of the ground.

The offensive language was captured as background noise to a video taken as Anthony Ralston netted the Glasgow giants’ 97th minute winner.

The video, which did not show the culprits, has circulated widely on social media.

A club statement issued at 4pm today read: “Ross County Football Club are aware of an incident of sectarian behaviour which occurred within our singing section after Celtic scored the winning goal on Wednesday night.

“We strongly condemn this type of discriminatory behaviour and language, which has no place in football or wider society.

“We are working to identify the individuals involved and will take the strongest possible action against them.

“An investigation is underway within the club and Police Scotland have been notified with a view to carrying out a criminal investigation.

Any supporter who was present in that area of the ground and has information or recordings that can assist this investigation should contact the club.

The statement comes after police confirmed they were investigating incidents in the opposite North Stand where Celtic supporters were housed.

One steward was hospitalised with a broken wrist and another was injured after some Celtic supporters celebrated by surging past police and stewards onto the field of play.

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