Rangers fans displayed the SS Totenkopf symbol at a game against Aberdeen on Saturday. Scottish Jewish leaders have welcomed Rangers Football Club’s decision to launch an investigation after an SS flag was flown by supporters during a match. During a game against Aberdeen on Saturday, a group of fans at Rangers’ Ibrox stadium could be seen flying a banner that read: “Rangers. Active unit. 936. The firm.” At its centre was a Totenkopf, or “death’s head”, which was used as the symbol of the SS. After a photo of the flag went viral online, a Rangers spokesman said: “Clearly, this flag is absolutely unacceptable and the club condemns the displaying of it within our stadium in the strongest possible terms.  “The club can confirm an investigation is now underway.” A spokesperson for the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities told the JC: “Antisemitism has no place in football, either on the pitch or in the stands, so we welcome the fact that Rangers Football Club have launched an investigation after an offensive flag was displayed at Ibrox on Saturday.” This was not the first time the Nazi symbol has been displayed by Rangers supporters, however.

via thejc: Scottish Jewish leaders welcome investigation after Nazi flag flown at Rangers match

siehe auch: Rangers launch investigation into ‘unacceptable’ display of Nazi flag The Glasgow club is investigating how the banner, containing a reference to the SS, was allowed to be hung at Ibrox on Armed Forces Day. Rangers have condemned supporters who displayed a flag bearing a Nazi symbol during Saturday’s defeat to Aberdeen on the club’s Armed Forces Day at Ibrox. The club said it is investigating how the banner, which included the Totenkopf skull and crossbones symbol, was allowed to be hung on railings at the stadium during the match. The emblem, known as “death’s head,” was used by the 3rd SS panzer division during the second world war – known for committing a slew of war crimes including the murder of millions of people at concentration camps.

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