Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “The Scottish FA condemns all kinds of sectarian and discriminatory behaviour, a view that was endorsed by the President of UEFA, Michel Platini, at the UEFA Convention in Paris this week.


“We are committed to the newly formed Joint Action Group set-up by the Scottish Government, the police and all Scottish football authorities to ensure a collective approach to addressing the ongoing problems and will be discussing the matter of sectarianism at the next working group meeting.

“Prior to last weekend’s Co-operative Insurance Cup final, I met with representatives from the anti-sectarian charities, Nil By Mouth and Show Bigotry the Red Card, as part of the Scottish FA’s plans to help formulate a new series of practical measures that can be implemented to help tackle the issues that continue to arise.

“I also intend meeting with member clubs and the league organisations to seek their assistance in eradicating sectarianism and other forms of unacceptable behaviour from football.”