Kemar Roofe dedicated his brace against Cove Rangers to all those who have supported him throughout his fight against racist abuse suffered via social media.

The Rangers attacker has been subjected to sickening racist messages sent to him on Instagram and Twitter where he has been branded a monkey and other horrifying slurs.

Messages started after his brutal clash with Slavia Prague goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar. He was called a "n*****" and sent monkey and banana emojis following his red card. It came after the same match where Gers midfielder Glen Kamara was allegedly called a "f***ing monkey" by defender Ondrej Kudela.


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Roofe and his club have both demanded Instagram to clamp down on moron keyboard warriors but fans of the Light Blues, as well as other clubs around the country, have backed the former Leeds and Anderlecht man during his battle.

And, after notching a double in the Scottish Cup last weekend at Ibrox, Roofe dedicated his goals to those who have sent him messages of support. He took to Instagram to say: "I’m dedicating my two goals today to everyone that has supported me over the last few weeks....I see all the positive messages you are sending me and appreciate it a lot!"

We told how Rangers and Celtic both took part in an SFA summit to stamp out abuse and prejudice. It comes in the midst of a season marred by issues where the likes of Roofe as well as Alfredo Morelos earlier this season have been targeted.

The Light Blues' captain James Tavernier revealed earlier that every black member of the Rangers squad had been racially abused at some point this campaign.