Rangers condemn racist abuse
Rangers have condemned supporters who allegedly racially abused American midfielder Maurice Edu.
By James Riach
Last Updated: 21/10/09 4:15pm
Rangers have condemned supporters who allegedly racially abused midfielder Maurice Edu after the game against Unirea Urziceni.
The 23-year-old United States player claimed on social networking site Twitter that he suffered abuse from Gers fans as he got into his car after the UEFA Champions League defeat - having not even played in the match.
The club have slammed the conduct of a minority of the support at Ibrox, labelling it 'moronic' and 'disgusting'.
"Rangers Football Club condemns out of hand this moronic behaviour," said a statement on the club's official website.
"The action of this individual is disgusting and completely unacceptable.
"It is extremely disappointing that people such as this attach themselves to the wider Rangers support and tarnish the image of the club and its fans.
"The club will now undertake a full investigation to identify the individual in question and take appropriate action.
"We urge anyone who has information to identify the individual responsible to contact the club immediately.
"Everyone associated with Rangers will once again demonstrate their on-going commitment to Show Racism the Red Card as we support the Weekend of Action at the Hibernian game at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday."
After the 4-1 defeat on Tuesday, Edu wrote on the social networking site: "Not sure what hurt more: result last night or being racially abused by couple of r own fans as I'm getting in my car."