Falkirk issue Rangers apology following “inappropriate” comments

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Falkirk FC are probing an incident which saw a stadium announcer call Rangers ‘Sevco FC’.

Fans of the Glasgow club reacted angrily to the incident which took place during Saturday’s game between Falkirk and Raith Rovers at Westfield.

When reading out half-time scores from elsewhere in the country, Dave McIntosh referred to Rangers as ‘Sevco FC’ - a reference to the parent company that reformed the Glasgow giants last month following the club’s widely reported financial struggles.

That prompted a flurry of angry comments from Rangers fans on social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, after the incident was flagged up on a message board.

McIntosh’s personal website has since been taken offline.

In a statement, club chairman Martin Ritchie said: “It has been brought to our attention that our PA announcer made some inappropriate comments about Rangers at half-time on Saturday.

“We have already apologised to Rangers FC and would now like to apologise to the many Rangers supporters who have been in contact with the club.

“Falkirk FC are treating this incident very seriously and the individual concerned has been suspended from his duties pending a full investigation by the club.”