“Follow, follow”: Rangers FC as an object of philosophical belief?

In Mr E McClung v Doosan Babcock Ltd and others (Scotland: Religion or Belief Discrimination) [2022] UKET 4110538/2019, handed down on 23 August 2022, one of the primary issues was whether or not support for a professional association football club – in this case, [Glasgow] Rangers FC – was a protected belief for the purposes of employment law, and Employment Judge Wiseman held a preliminary hearing focused on that point.


In an earlier hearing in October 2021, Mr McClung had claimed unfair dismissal and discrimination because of religion or belief, on grounds both of his religion as a Protestant Christian and his philosophical belief in supporting Rangers FC. Continue reading