Thank you for contacting me with your concerns around sectarian behaviour, following footage that recently circulated featuring anti-Catholic chants.
Footage such as this is deeply concerning and it is, regrettably, quite clear that the problem of sectarianism remains prevalent in Scottish society. I am clear that all forms of sectarian abuse such as this are completely unacceptable, and have no place in our society. This issue is one which requires a zero-tolerance approach from all corners of society – including from politicians and clubs.
Going forward, we need to ensure the police are able to promptly step up and deal with occurrences such as this in a proportionate manner.