Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke has called for Scottish football to unite to eradicate sectarianism.

The Killie boss was speaking after a week which saw Kris Boyd abused by Celtic fans then Clarke himself be abused by Rangers fans.

Clarke believes that the incidents reflect badly on Scottish society overall.

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“Everybody has to take some responsibility and everybody has to try to work together to change” he told BBC Sport.

“Things can be done, will [it] be done is probably much more difficult to address.”

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A change in attitudes towards sectarianism in Scottish football could take a generation. That is if any change happens at all.

Clarke had been away from Scottish football for 30 years before returning to manage Kilmarnock last season. He has been a huge success, and has them firmly in the running for a place in Europe.

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Kilmarnock fans will be hoping that the issues of the past week have not affected his commitment to the club. He is the best manager they have had at Rugby Park in years, Killie will not want to lose him.

Clarke must be pleased that he can focus on football matters on the pitch from now on, as Kilmarnock face Livingston on Saturday.

A victory would be a good end to what has been a difficult week for all at Rugby Park, and in Scottish football.




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