UEFA has appealed against its disciplinary body’s decision to find Rangers fans not guilty of discriminatory chanting in their Champions League tie with Villarreal.

European football’s governing body said it was appealing against Thursday’s decision by its disciplinary body.

The allegations surrounded the singing of the song, ”Billy Boys”, and the lyrics ”up to our knees in Fenian blood.”

The UEFA report also cited Rangers fans at Ibrox shouting “F… the Pope”.

“The evidence at hand shows that discriminatory abuse has been committed by supporters of Rangers FC,” concluded the report.

“Rangers FC must be held responsible for the misconduct of their supporters and a strong message must be sent that they deal with this problem seriously.”

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