Rangers' Maurice Edu makes racism claim

Rangers' Maurice Edu makes racism claim
Rangers' Maurice Edu makes racism claim

Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu claims he was racially abused by a group of his own supporters after last night's embarrassing 4-1 Champions League defeat against Unirea Urziceni at Ibrox.

American Edu, who played no part in the fixture owing to injury, posted on his Twitter feed this morning about the incident which happened as he was getting into his car.

"Not sure what hurt more: result or being racially abused by couple of r own fans as I'm getting in my car, [sic]" he told his followers.

The Rangers Supporters Trust condemned anyone who might have abused Edu, who has been out all season with a knee injury.

RST spokesman David Edgar told Press Association Sport: "We would absolutely condemn that if that's the case.

"These are not Rangers fans and they should be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law."

The 23-year-old has been out injured since before the Scottish Cup final last season with the injury he picked up in Rangers' last game of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season.

He had hoped to make his return to first team action in September, having made just 12 league appearances since his £2.3 million move from MLS club Toronto FC in 2008.

Speaking to Rangers News last month, Edu said: "This could be a big year for me, probably the biggest of my career.

"I'm looking to make the most of it and it all starts here at the club. First of all, I need to get back in the Rangers team.

"I'm obviously anxious to get back playing again but, at the same time, I've got to be a little bit patient."

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