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Fans slammed after ‘racist anti-Irish march’ through streets of Glasgow

A group of football fans have been videoed walking through Glasgow city centre singing “the famine is over, why don’t you go home”.

The group – believed to be Rangers fans – have been slammed after footage emerged of the “racist anti-Irish march”.

In the clip, dozens of supporters are seen walking under the bridge on Argyle Street near Glasgow Central station.

The group have been slammed after footage emerged

The fans, mostly dressed in all black, can be heard clapping and singing: “why don’t you go home, why don’t you go home, the famine is over, why don’t you go home.”

Uniformed police officers can be seen in attendance walking on the pavement at either side of the group.

Prominent human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has criticised the officers for not intervening.

Fans slammed after 'racist anti-Irish march' through streets of Glasgow
Police were in attendance

In a Tweet, Anwar said: “Why is @policescotland facilitating (again) a racist anti-Irish march, no kettling or arrests? If they replaced Irish with Pakistani/Muslim police would act, so why not now? Irish famine killed 1 million (Protestants too!) ended in 1852 it’s now 2021.”

It’s believed the video was taken just hours before the Rangers and Celtic match kicked off at Ibrox Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

It comes after vile sectarian graffiti was scrawled across the wall of a building near Glasgow.

Police have launched a probe after the message “all T**** are targets” was spotted on Hawthorn Street near junction for Duntocher Road in Clydebank.

Local councillor Lawrence O’Neill urged its removal as “a matter of extreme urgency”.

It was the first Old Firm match of the new Scottish Premiership season and Rangers won 1-0 after a second-half strike from Filip Helander.

Police Scotland has been contacted for comment.

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