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Labour MSP sang The Sash at Rangers match

A Labour MSP has admitted singing The Sash at a Rangers match – but backed the Ibrox club’s attempts to tackle sectarian behaviour.

Karen Gillon, who represents Clydesdale, makes the admission in a new book in which a university chaplain also accuses Catholics of “wallowing in their victim status”.

Ms Gillon, who is married to a Catholic Celtic supporter, said she sang the song – which commemorates King William’s victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 – at Ibrox more than a decade ago.

“Yes I have sung The Sash,” the MSP says in the book, It’s Rangers For Me, which is published later this month.

But Ms Gillon adds: “I still go to church, my faith is very important for me as a Christian. Ultimately, we (Protestants and Catholics) worship the same God, although we express that faith differently. But the differences between the two faiths are far less than the bits that are the same.”

Elsewhere in the book, the Rev Stuart McQuarrie, a Church of Scotland minister and chaplain to Glasgow University, accuses Celtic fans of holding romantic views about Ireland.

Full story at The Herald.

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