Kilmarnock FC have launched an investigation into alleged racist comments made by Northern Irishman Kyle Lafferty.

Footage which has been widely circulated online appears to show the Enniskillen-born striker talking to football fans in a bar.

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The clip opens with a man wanting to pose for a photo with the former Rangers star.

The man then appears to say “up the Celts”, before Lafferty quickly walks away from the man and allegedly makes a sectarian comment as he walks away.

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The 35-year-old, who now plays for the Scottish Premiership side, has launched a formal investigation into the incident.

A Kilmarnock club statement read: “Kilmarnock Football Club is aware of a video circulating online which shows a member of our playing staff using language of a racist nature.

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“The club considers any form of discrimination to be completely unacceptable. The matter will be investigated by the club.”

The Irish Football Association has been contacted for further comment.

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