Glasgow & West Scotland

Celtic fan Declan McCuish jailed for racist abuse of Rangers players

A Celtic fan who posted racist comments online about two former Rangers players has been jailed for 12 months.

Declan McCuish, 23, admitted posting "abusive and threatening comments" to Sone Aluko and in relation to El Hadji Diouf on 2 and 3 February last year.

Following complaints, police raided his home in Glasgow. McCuish also admitted possessing cannabis and phenazepam.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard McCuish was disgusted by his behaviour and accepted responsibility for what he had done.

Passing a total sentence of 12 months, sheriff Andrew Cubie branded the tweets "vile and racist" and noted that his Twitter name 1888-dec-1888, was linked to Celtic.

He told McCuish, originally from Ibrox, now from Paisley, that he was part of a "small and dwindling group" that want to "cherish this kind of hatred".

The sheriff added that these comments had "no place in 21st Century Scotland".

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