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Following yesterday’s news that Newcastle United were investigating legal action over the English Defence League’s use of their club crest following Show Racism the Red Card’s prompting, we can reveal that Rangers FC are doing likewise.

Rangers inform us that they have successfully asked Facebook to remove references to the club in the context of the SDL. This would account for the dedicated ‘Scottish Defence League – Rangers supporters’ group having disappeared as of yesterday.

Rangers are to be congratulated for this decisive action.

Posted by Osama Saeed

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Legal action is reportedly being considered by Newcastle United Football Club over the far-right English Defence League’s use of the club badge.

Given the strong attempts to exploit football networks across the country, including in Scotland, I hope other clubs will consider this action if viable.

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islamophobia_film_pic_smallI attended the unveiling of Show Racism the Red Card’s Islamophobia DVD in the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

The film itself is excellent. It really is a good watch. It features Thierry Henry striking up some typically chic gallic poses with genuinely insightful comments on the issue. Other footballers include Samuel Etoo, Rio Ferdinand, Didier Drogba and Kolo Toure. Alongside them are interviews with a variety of young Muslims who have been on the receiving end of Islamophobia.

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