Tayside and Central Scotland

Police probe Rangers fan's Twitter 'threat' to Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson
Image caption Police officers visited Mr Thompson over the alleged threats

Police are investigating claims that Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has been threatened by a Rangers fan on a social networking site.

Mr Thompson is also alleged to have been subjected to sectarian comments and abusive remarks about his late father and predecessor, Eddie Thompson.

It is understood Tayside Police visited the United chairman after concerns for his safety were raised.

Rangers owe the Dundee club ticket money from a recent Scottish Cup tie.

The debt from the game, which was played in Glasgow, is thought to amount to almost £100,000.

However, Dundee United officials and fans are concerned the club will not receive the money after Rangers went into administration last week.

Referring to the alleged Twitter threats, a spokeswoman for Tayside Police said: "We can confirm we are aware of the matter and are investigating it."

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