Date: 19th May 2017 at 7:03am
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Mark Hateley has accused Celtic and Aberdeen of having racists among their support.

The Ibrox Ambassador was wheeled out earlier this week for another token box ticking exercise for Show Racism the Red Card.

Strangely since two supporters were caught on camera, and the sound of hundreds more were heard on television abusing Scott Sinclair Scottish football has fallen silent on racism.

Not a word of condemnation has been heard from the SFA or SPFL.

Shortly after the match a nameless Ibrox source passed a 22 word message out to the media. Nothing appeared on the club website or their various social media outlets.

How much more powerful would the message be if Pedro Caixinha, Wes Foderingham or Kenny Miller had attacked the racist fans, or even South African based company chairman Dave King?.

With the storm dying down it was time for Hateley to start pointing the finger elsewhere.

Speaking to The Scotsman the former England striker claimed: “We want everybody to be welcome and we need to show that confidence that we can put on a game where everyone is harmonious and comfortable in their surroundings. It is the minority again that have spoiled it.

“This club, Aberdeen and Celtic, all clubs have minorities but it is them who have to be stamped on. Social media is brilliant to embarrass people and help the police get to the bottom of the virus which is racism.”

There may be an idiot or two among the supporters of those two clubs but they don’t sit silently wearing a club blazer looking the other way if an incident occurs.

The silence of all within Scottish football after the Sinclair incidents shames the whole country.

While the uneducated bigots are outed online perhaps it’s the silent approval in the corridors of power that are the real problem- and the PR gloss known as Show Racism The Red Card.