A SHOCKING video is being widely-viewed on Twitter showing kilted rugby supporters playing ‘The Sash’ and shouting “F*** the Pope.”

It’s believed to have been filmed during Scotland’s Six Nation’s clash in Italy at the weekend.

The footage posted on Twitter shows a man with bagpipes playing the tune for the Loyalist anthem while two others dance beside him.

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Towards the end, one of the men can be heard shouting: “F*** the Pope.”

Posted just two days ago - with the caption “Tune” - it has already been viewed close to 35,000 times.

BBC presenter John Beattie was quick to blast the clip on Twitter, labelling it “embarrassing pathetic idiocy.”

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When challenged by another user to “calm down John honestly - who cares!” Beattie replied: “I do.”

Other users of the site were in agreeance with Beattie and also criticised the clip.

“I agree. Don’t always agree with him but Beattie is one of the good guys. Fair and open minded,” said one.

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Another user wrote: “No place in rugby or anywhere.”

“Sadly John, I encountered too much of that in too many rugby clubs. In Glasgow and Edinburgh,” was another comment, while one Twitter user labelled the clip “Scotland’s shame,” adding: “Mow the Nations rugby being polluted by sectarianism.”

Greig Laidlaw’s last-gasp penalty ensured Scotland avoided a final-day slip-up as they edged out Italy 29-27 in Rome on Saturday.