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Shetland actor under fire for ‘h*ns’ post after Celtic v Rangers game

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 5, 2022

UPDATE: He has since apologised for the tweet and removed it from his Twitter page. Read more here.

SHETLAND star Douglas Henshall has come under fire for a social media post after the Celtic v Rangers game.

The Glasgow-born actor, 56, who recently quit his role as DI Jimmy Perez in the series, shared a tweet after Celtic beat Rangers 4-0 at Parkhead on Saturday.

Henshall tweeted to his 94,000 followers: "It's always a good day when the H*ns get humped. Lol."

The post was met with over 300 replies, many of which criticised his choice of words.

One said: "I don’t care about football, but this is just sectarian antagonism."

Another commented: "Love you as an actor. Really disappointed by the language you use here. The West of Scotland needs to end this sort of bigotry and this tweet was not big and not clever."

A third added: "Fair play to have some banter and celebrate Celtic’s win. But to use the term ‘hun’ is just wrong."