SCOTT BROWN has received an apology from Ibrox bosses after the Celtic skipper had been the target of vile abuse over the death of his sister from a fan.

The Hoops midfielder looked visibly shaken by the taunt as he left the stadium following the champions’ 2-0 victory on Sunday.

The verbal assault was clearly heard as the incident was filmed while Brown prepared to get on the team bus. “How’s your sister?” was the question that stopped the player in his tracks.

Brown’s sister Fiona passed away at the age of 21 in 2008 after a battle against skin cancer.

Ibrox managing director Stewart Robertson has said sorry for the disgusting actions from the lout.

Govan club bosses yesterday contacted Brown to apologise with Robertson conveying his disgust and regret over the sickening incident.

STUNNED…Scott Brown’s reaction to the sick taunt from the fan outside Ibrox.

The board member made a personal phone call to the 34-year-old Hoops star while also apologising in writing in an email.

Brown is understood to have been heartened by Robertson’s actions as well as the overwhelming response of fans from both side’s of the Glasgow divide.

Supporters of clubs all around the country rushed to condemn the vile outburst.

The Ibrox club dished out a life ban to the culprit, who can’t be named due to his age, within hours of the clip appearing online.

Christopher Jullien condemned the vile outburst at Celtic’s Lennoxtown training HQ, as CQN reported.

A police spokeswoman said: “A 15-year-old male has been charged and the matter was referred to the Early and Effective Interventions Co-ordinator.”

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