Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Ryan Carroll

Football fans mock Rangers legends Andy Goram and Walter Smith's deaths in sickening pub chant

Vile football fans were filmed singing a sickening chant mocking the deaths of Rangers legends Walter Smith and Andy Goram in a Scots pub. The disgraceful footage was taken in the Foundry Pub in Perth ahead of the clash between Hibs and St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon.

Fans can be seen singing the sickening chant about Walter Smith, Andy Goram, Davie Cooper and kitman Jimmy Bell as they dance and cheer with their arms in the air, reports the Daily Record.

They chant: "Super trooper no more Davie Cooper, Walter Smith's in hell, so is Jimmy Bell. Andy Goram's there as well."

Read next: Cristiano Ronaldo gets Celtic transfer pitch as Manchester United told to name their price

As the louts cheer and bounce around, the Livingston vs Rangers game can be seen to be shown on the pub's televisions in the background. Pub bosses blasted the supporters and told the Record had staff heard the content of the chant, they would have removed those involved from the premises.

The video has been viewed over 80,000 times and has been condemned by outraged fans. Cooper died suddenly at the age of just 39 in 1995 after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Former boss Walter Smith and goalkeeper Andy Goram both died recently of cancer, while kitman Jimmy Bell passed away suddenly in May this year.

Charity Nil By Mouth, which seeks to challenge sectarianism in Scots Society, have slammed the scenes, adding that those involved should "hang their heads in shame".

Director of the charity Dave Scott said: "If your response to men dying of cancer or another terminal disease is to stand up in a pub and chant this sort of garbage then you need to visit a cancer ward and meet people fighting for their futures and families wracked by worry.

"Meet nurses providing round the clock care to dying people. Then you should write a big cheque to a cancer charity and hang your head in shame."

A spokesperson for The Foundry said: "We have been made aware of highly offensive singing at the pub on Saturday.

"This behaviour will not be tolerated in our pub and had the team behind the bar heard the content of the chant they would have removed the those taking part immediately. We are a friendly pub welcoming supporters from a range of clubs."

Rangers FC and Police Scotland were approached for comment.


Get the latest sports headlines straight to your inbox by signing up for free email alerts

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.