AS Rangers fans we have so much to be proud of; our rich history as one of Europe’s leading sporting institutions, the standards that the Club has set from its very beginning and the passionate commitment of our supporters.
Pride is what being a Rangers fan is all about.
Rangers is a friendly club open to all and we want everyone to feel welcome when they come to Ibrox. We also like to be welcomed as true football supporters when we travel away from home.
In July 2007 the Club and supporters joined together to launch Follow With Pride, a campaign which promotes sporting behaviour at matches and in the community.
The SFA and SPL also introduced new regulations with regard to supporter behaviour or what is termed ‘Unacceptable Conduct’ at Ibrox and away games, full details below:
UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT IS CONDUCT WHICH IS VIOLENT OR DISORDERLY
Violent conduct includes: Any actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against any person, or intentional damage to property.
Disorderly conduct includes: Conduct which stirs up or sustains, or is likely or is designed to stir up or sustain, hatred or ill will against or towards individuals or groups of people because of:
- Colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin
- Membership or presumed membership, of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with perceived religious affiliation
- Sexual orientation
- Transgender identity
- Using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct
- Displaying writing or any other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting
A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT IS DETAILED BELOW
A person present at or in the immediate environs of an Official Match engages in Unacceptable Conduct where their conduct is violent and/or disorderly.
Conduct is violent where there is (i) actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against a person or persons; or (ii) intentional damage to property.
Disorderly conduct includes (i) conduct which stirs up or sustains or is likely or designed to stir up or sustain, hatred or ill will against or towards a group of persons based on their membership or presumed membership of a group defined by reference to a category mentioned below or against an individual who is or is presumed to be a member of such group; (ii) using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct; or (iii) displaying any writing or other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting.
Presumed means presumed by the person or persons engaged in the conduct.
The categories referred to above are:-
- Female or male gender;
- Colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin;
- Membership of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with a perceived religious affiliation;
- Sexual orientation;
- Transgender identity and disability.
Religious group means a group of persons defined by reference to their religious belief or lack of religious belief, membership of or adherence to a church or religious organisation, support for the culture and traditions of a church or religious organisation and/or participation in activities associated with such a culture or such traditions.
Transgender identity means any one or more of transvestism, transsexualism, inter-sexuality or change of gender.
Disability means physical or mental impairment of any kind.
These regulations, which apply at all domestic matches, mean that ‘unacceptable conduct’ by supporters, will lead to clubs being penalised.
If you hear someone behaving in an inappropriate manner, putting the Club at risk, report them anonymously or otherwise.
You can write in confidence to Follow With Pride, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, G51 2XD or telephone the incident hotline on 0871 702 1972^.
Fans who do behave in an inappropriate manner, bringing the Club into disrepute, will face limited or lifetime bans, loss of their season ticket, or arrest by the Police.
Bans will apply to supporters clubs as well as individuals.