Police arrest two men over racist video targeting Japan football star
Written by tokyoclub on August 30, 2021
Scottish police have arrested a pair of men for alleged hate crimes over racist abuse towards Japan international Kyogo Furuhashi that emerged on social media, with top club Rangers handing indefinite bans to some supporters.
The Glasgow giants have handed out the punishments after a shocking video showed a racist song being chanted about the forward, who plays for their arch-rivals, Celtic.
The clip circulated on social media last weekend, when Rangers were playing Ross County, and investigations have now resulted in two men being charged.
“Police Scotland has arrested and charged two men in connection with an alleged hate crime directed towards a Celtic Football Club player following reports of a video circulating online that officers were made aware of on Monday, 23 August, 2021,” the UK’s second-largest police force said in a statement.
“The men, one aged 30 and one aged 26, have been released on an undertaking and are due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court at a later date. A full report will be sent to the [prosecution service] Procurator Fiscal.”