Glasgow Giants followed a shocking video featuring a racist song sung about the striker, who plays for their arch-rivals Celtic.
Clips circulated on social media last weekend as the Rangers played in Ross County, and the investigation has now resulted in the indictment of the two men.
‘Scottish Police have arrested two people in connection with an alleged hate crime against a player of Celtic Football Club and alleged that the authorities were made aware on Monday 23 August 2021 after reports of a video circulating online. Britain’s second police force said in a statement.
Sadly, many Celtic players have faced similar racist abuse in recent years. As a club open to all, we strongly oppose all forms of racism and we will extend our full support to Kyogo. All stakeholders must work together to combat radicalization of all kinds.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 22 August 2021
The men, one 30 and the other 26, have been released on identification and are due to appear in Hamilton Sheriff’s Court at a later date. Full report will be sent [prosecution service] Tax Lawyer. “
furuhashi club slogan “Disgusting and pathetic racist behavior”, along with his new summer signing of Vissel Kobe from Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, is responding in writing “I will never walk alone” In a tweet with a picture of him in action.
Celtic boss Ange Postekoglu has confirmed that despite the abuse, Furuhashi – who scored a hat-trick on his debut and scored six out of seven times in Scotland – is sticking to his plans for Sunday’s old firm derby against Rangers.
“Kygo is good,” Postekoglu told Sky Sports. “He’s a very positive young man and he understands that this kind of behavior towards him is something a lot of people have to deal with.
“He won’t let his whole experience here be spoiled because, if you talk to him I’m sure he’ll say he loves being a part of this football club and living in this country.”
Scottish police said their investigation was ongoing and asked anyone with knowledge of the footage to be contacted.
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