Glasgow Rangers fans have launched a petition urging the SNP’s Humza Yousaf to resign as Justice Secretary after comments the politician made concerning The Gers.
The Lowdown: Yousaf aims criticism at Gers
Rangers players were recently accused of sectarian singing as they celebrated winning their 55th league title last week, but Police Scotland eventually decided there was “no criminality” involved (via The Daily Record).
Upon the allegations, Yousaf called for any Rangers player or staff member found guilty to be sacked immediately, while he also applauded Police Scotland for investigating the claims.
The Latest: Gers fans demand resignation
Following Police Scotland’s announcement, Gers supporters group Union Bears launched a petition demanding the resignation of Yousaf. They said:
“Humza Yousaf has disgraced himself and proven to be completely biased and untrustworthy to be a factual or reasonable member of the Scottish devolved administration.
“He must resign immediately so the Scottish people can have faith that politicians will not use lies or fake videos to smear demographics of society that disagree with his and his party’s political position.”
At the time of writing, more than 18,000 people had decided to take action into their own hands by signing a petition on change.org demanding Yousaf’s resignation.
The Verdict: Difficult
Yousaf seemingly jumped the gun in this case as he demanded strong action from the club before there was any significant proof of any criminality.
It is also not the first time the Justice Secretary has taken a hard-line stance against the Ibrox outfit – it actually appears to be a semi-regular occurrence.
Should Yousaf resign?
In all fairness, in this case, he did make it clear people should be sacked “if” there was any criminality, so it may be best to give him the benefit of the doubt. However, it appears that thousands of Rangers supporters disagree, hence why there are so many signatures on the petition.
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