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By ESPN Staff
Apr 8, 2011

Smith appeals to Gers fans

Walter Smith has appealed to fans to stop singing offensive songs for fear of Rangers suffering "drastic consequences'' as a result.

• Rangers face UEFA action

The Scottish champions are facing disciplinary action from UEFA following allegations of discriminatory chanting by their supporters during last month's Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven.

Smith said: "It's fine when you have a great club, with a great tradition, as Rangers have and people feel that's a part of it.

"But I think when there is a reaction, as there has been over the last few years, against those traditions then the people who do sing them - and I would stress that I don't think it's the majority of Rangers supporters - need to take into account that in a modern era it's maybe not acceptable for them to do so.

"Therefore they need to realise the club are going to suffer quite drastic consequences if they don't stop.

"So I would ask them, considering the problems that our club have, to take that into account and stop singing the songs that are offensive.''

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