The Scottish Sun has reported that  Rangers fans who attacked a train passenger and sang offensive songs have been named as 'sectarian' by a sheriff.

On returning from an 'Ibrox Tour' a group of three couples attacked another traveller when he intervened over their bigoted disruption.

Mr Cunninghamd, the passenger, was punched on the head and pushed by two of the group. The incident was captured on CCTV. 

According to the report the whole grup were singing songs including 'The Cry is No Surrender' and 'The Billy Boys' and were chanting 'F*** the Pope'.

Kiltie, 49, of Girvan, Ayrshire, and Lindsay, 45, of Irvine, admitted assault and threatening or abusive behaviour by “singing offensive songs which were sectarian in nature”.

Colin Bell, 46, and Mandy Gibson, 32, from Girvan, admitted threatening or abusive behaviour by singing the songs on the train between Glasgow and Ayrshire in April 2016.

Kiltie’s wife Elaine and Lindsay’s wife Louise, both 35, were cleared of that charge after their not guilty pleas were accepted at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Shirley Foran said: “This is conduct which is always alarming to the public. People were trying to distance themselves from the horrendous conduct on the train.

“This was not football supporting. This was ignorant, sectarian actions and I am pleased to hear you are all ashamed, as you should be.”

Kiltie was fined £1100, Lindsay was fined £1050 while Bell and Gibson were each fined £400.

A spokesman for ScotRail Alliance said: “The safety of our customers and staff is of upmost importance and we will continue to work closely with British Transport Police to clamp down on this unacceptable behaviour.”

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