Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty underneath investigation by Kilmarnock over alleged ‘sectarian’ language after viral video captures him calling Celtic fan a ‘F****n b*****d’
- Kyle Lafferty was heard utilizing sectarian language whereas being filmed by a fan
- The video exhibits him reacting when a person posing for a photograph says ‘Up the Celts’
- Kilmarnock launched an investigation after the video appeared on social media
- The 34-year-old striker is presently on worldwide obligation with Northern Eire
Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty is underneath investigation after a video of him utilizing sectarian language appeared on-line.
The video, which has been circulating on social media, exhibits Lafferty responding to a fan who was heard saying ‘Up the Celts’ as they posed collectively for a photograph.
Lafferty is presently on worldwide obligation with Northern Eire however Kilmarnock have confirmed they’re investigating the incident.
The video – which was posted on TikTok by @Belfastbai – exhibits Lafferty posing alongside a soccer fan in what seems to be a nightclub.
Lafferty was seen smiling for the picture earlier than the boy stood subsequent to him shouted ‘Up the Celts’ as a part of a sensible joke.
Lafferty’s face immediately dropped and he referred to as the group of boys ‘F****n b******s’ earlier than strolling away in a rage.
Kyle Lafferty (left) was heard utilizing sectarian language whereas being filmed by a soccer fan
Lafferty’s Scottish membership Kilmarnock have confirmed they’re investigating the incident
The video has gone viral on social media, with Kilmarnock have confirming they’re investigating the incident.
Kilmarnock launched a press release saying: ‘Kilmarnock Soccer Membership are conscious of a video circulating on-line which seems to point out a member of our enjoying workers utilizing language of a sectarian nature.
‘The membership finds all types of discriminatory behaviour utterly unacceptable. The matter will likely be investigated by the membership.’
Kilmarnock have launched a press release (above) confirming they’re investigating the incident
Lafferty (above) is presently on worldwide obligation with Northern Eire for his or her UEFA Nations League fixtures in opposition to Kosovo and Greece
Lafferty is on worldwide obligation with Northern Eire for his or her UEFA Nations League fixtures in opposition to Kosovo and Greece.
He is because of get underway with Ian Baraclough’s crew on Saturday afternoon but it surely stays to be seen as as to whether the incident will have an effect on his choice.
In 2011, Lafferty was subjected to sectarian abuse after he had his automotive window smashed at a petroleum station close to Glasgow.
He mentioned on the time: ‘I am doing okay, however I am sick of all this nonsense – there isn’t any want for it,’ he mentioned.
‘All I wish to do is focus on my soccer with Rangers and my relationship with Nicola, and I can not anticipate the start of our child in three weeks’ time. These are thrilling instances for me and I do not want them ruined by incidents like this.’