A MAN was cleared today of holding an offensive banner at a Rangers and Aberdeen match.

Neale Ross, 35, was alleged to have committed the offence at Ibrox Stadium on October 29, 2022.

The Gers hosted foes Aberdeen in a match that the Glasgow side won 4-1.

Court papers stated Ross conducted himself in a disorderly manner at the match.

It was claimed he displayed a banner which bore an offensive sectarian slogan.

Ross, of Aberdeen, was further stated to have committed breach of the peace.

The alleged offence was said to have been aggravated by religious prejudice.

Ross - who wore a red and white striped tie in the dock - pleaded not guilty.

CCTV shown to the trial Glasgow Sheriff Court displayed that the white and red banner said: "Kill All Huns."

Sheriff Gerard Considine said: "The banner in itself constitutes breach of the peace by what is written on it.

"The matter is whether or not Mr Ross knew what was written on the banner at the point he took hold of a side of it.

"My viewing of the CCTV does show him in possession of part of the banner with people behind him to his left.

"From my view, the people to his right were already in possession of the banner.

"Nothing from the CCTV shows me that he knew them so I have to consider if I can draw an inference that he knew what was on the banner.

"While I accept he stepped back a row under the banner, he didn't appear to be holding it or wasn't shown on CCTV.

"He did gesture to the Rangers fans in that direction after the banner had been taken down.

"He was not responsible for taking down the banner.

"I find a reasonable doubt after Mr Ross' evidence and I find the charge not guilty."