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Rangers fan David Limond jailed for sectarian threats

A Rangers fan who made sectarian threats to a journalist in a podcast has been jailed for six months.

Internet "troll" David Limond, 41, of Ayr, was also given a three-year non-harassment order to protect victim Angela Haggerty.

He called Ms Haggerty "Taig of the day", encouraged listeners to abuse her on Twitter and used an offensive word to describe Irish Catholics.

Limond was found guilty of religiously aggravated breach of the peace.

Ayr Sheriff Court heard that the comments against Ms Haggerty, who writes for The Drum business magazine, were made on his unofficial Rangers podcast in September 2012.

After sentencing Ms Haggerty said she was "very happy and relieved" that the case had been concluded.

"I don't think Mr Limond had any idea of the fear and panic I went through when I heard his podcast," she was reported as saying.

"Mr Limond referred to me as "Taig of the day" in his podcast last year. I am glad that the court saw that this was simultaneously a racist and sectarian comment."

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