Bairns apologise for fan chants

Falkirk have been forced to apologise after TV microphones broadcast offensive chanting from the away end in the 1-0 defeat to Inverness.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 12th November 2017, 12:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:23 am
Falkirk fans helped take the attendance into four figures, but some have been criticised by the club. Picture Michael Gillen.
Falkirk fans helped take the attendance into four figures, but some have been criticised by the club. Picture Michael Gillen.

Calls criticising the Scottish Football Association and others making reference to Dunfermline forward Dean Shiels were picked up from a section of the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium during the match which was televised on BBC Alba.

Paul Hartley’s side lost to a Connor Bell second half strike and were knocked out of the Irn Bru Challenge Cup.

A club spokesman said: “Falkirk FC does not condone the singing heard during this evening’s match and apologise for any offence caused.”

Falkirk went down 1-0. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk fans helped take the attendance into four figures. In total 1078 watched the game at the ground, with more staying at home to watch the TV coverage.

The SFA judicial panel this week banned Bairns striker Kevin O’Hara for eight games after comments made to Pars striker Shiels in the previous round of the competition.

Falkirk went down 1-0. Picture Michael Gillen.