More than a third of footballers surveyed in Scotland say they received threats from the stands on a match day, according to a players’ union.
The figure is revealed in a survey conducted by players’ union Fifpro into the working conditions of nearly 14,000 male players in 54 countries.
A fifth in Scotland said they had suffered discrimination relating to race, religion or sexual orientation.
The views comprised 169 players from nine randomly picked Scottish clubs.
Worldwide, 7% of those polled said they had been approached to fix matches.
World players’ union Fifpro said it had carried out the “biggest ever survey of professional athletes” and the results “destroy the myth that all footballers are millionaires living in a protective bubble”.
Celtic and Rangers were not among the nine randomly picked Scottish clubs from which 169 players were surveyed. No responses from England, Spain and Germany were included.