Rangers chairman John McClelland has condemened a minority of the club’s supporters who were heard making racist remarks during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Celtic.

The racist remarks were aimed att Celtic’s two black players Bobo Balde and Momo Sylla, prompting McClelland to speak out.

“I do not condone this kind of behaviour, I deplore it,” he told the Daily Record.

“There was such a crescendo during Saturday’s match and although I thought I heard noises of this kind I can’t be100 percent sure.

“However, if it did happen, it is unacceptable.”

“It is a difficult problem to deal with because I know it must only be a small minority but we will do everything we can to make sure the message gets across to our fans,” he added.

“We do not want people who come to games to indulge in racist behaviour like this.

“Steps will be taken to make sure we weed these people out and I urge fans not to conduct themselves in this fashion.”