Anti-bigotry charity Nil By Mouth have hailed the SPFL for stamping out the "halfwits" using Fantasy Football as a platform for vile sectarianism using team names like "F*** the Pope".

A number of footie teams within Ladbrokes' fantasy league make reference to Celtic Boys' Club abuse and others include words like 'fenian' and 'hun'.

One feature of the new £10,000 competition allows punters to create their own leagues where they can challenge pals and colleagues to see who will come out on top.

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And that's exactly where most of the sickening names - including references to Jimmy Savile - have been created.

Nil By Mouth chief David Scott slammed the idiotic bigots for their use of the game to spread their "pathetic" hatred.

He said: "This is utterly pathetic behaviour from the halfwits involved and it’s depressing to think that even in world of ‘Fantasy Football’ sectarianism infects the Scottish game. 

"For once, fair play to the SPFL for starting to weed out the teams with these names."

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Bosses at the SPFL, for whom the game has been launched, have revealed to the Scottish Sun that they plan to remove users who play the game with the offensive names.

An SPFL spokesman told the publication: “The game rules specify that offensive names will be removed and players that refuse to amend them will see their accounts suspended.”

Ladbrokes have been approached for comment.

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