Rangers have avoided punishment after satisfying UEFA with their explanation of the one-arm salutes made by supporters during the first leg of their UEFA Cup last-32 match against Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel last week.

Photographs of a group of supporters making the salute were the subject of a complaint to UEFA by an anti-racism body. Although linked to the Red Hand of Ulster, the gestures were misinterpreted as Nazi salutes.

Rangers offered a swift response to UEFA´s call for clarification, and a spokesman for the European body told PA Sport: "The disciplinary unit will not be taking any further action. It is also the sign of the Red Hand of Ulster and this convinced the disciplinary unit to end their investigation."

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