A controversial MSP has issued a public apology to Rangers shareholders and fans group Club 1872.
The apology of SNP politician James Dornan, MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, comes after a campaign by the group to address “demonstrably false accusations”. Mr Dornan appears to admit to making these allegations in his apology.
It is a significant step forward for the group who have been at loggerheads with Mr Dornan over a range of high-profile issues. Club 1872 put pressure on the MSP for the apology in the wake of a perceived bias against Rangers from the Glaswegian politician.

Club 1872 released a short statement on the apology on their official website. In it, they say “whilst pleased that Mr Dornan issued this, we are disappointed that he did not respond to our initial request for such an apology. However, we welcome him doing so now.”
They then go on to discuss Mr Dornan’s suitability for his role as convenor in a Cross Party Group challenging sectarianism. This is something Club 1872 continue to dispute.

Multiple incidents between Dornan and Club 1872

In the statement calling out Dornan’s accusations, the group also discussed Dornan’s role in this Group. Club 1872 describe themselves as being “extremely cautious” of James Dornan’s motives.
This follows on from high profile incidents surrounding sectarianism in Scottish football. As a result of these, Club 1872 released a statement roundly condemning unacceptable behaviour.

SNP MSP James Dornan in the Scottish Parliament earlier this year. (Photo by Ken Jack/Getty Images)
However, they also make it clear they want parity on the discussion surrounding the issue. The intimation is that that will not be the case with Dornan driving this Group.

Freedom of Information documents obtained by the group also appears to show that Mr Dornan and Glasgow City Councillors lied about communications concerning a Rangers Fan Zone.
Rangers were controversially denied use of a council-owned facility to host the fan zone back in August.
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