Rangers fans arrested at title party in Glasgow city centre as Nicola Sturgeon brands them 'disgraceful'

Rangers fans arrested at title party in Glasgow city centre as Nicola Sturgeon brands them 'disgraceful'

March 8, 2021

A 'small number' of arrests were made in Glasgow as Rangers fans held a title party in the city centre.

Thousands of Gers supporters took to the streets of Glasgow after the club clinched its first league trophy in a decade. 


Large crowds gathered at the city’s George Square – against current lockdown restrictions – since the afternoon.

Thousands of others were escorted by police as they marched through the city.

And the title celebrations continued overnight at George Square.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on the club to tell fans to go home.

And she slammed Covid rule breakers as 'disgraceful' and said 'gathering in crowds just now risks lives'.

Officers confirmed that a number of fans were nicked for alleged offences including the use of pyrotechnic devices and 'minor disorder' during the title celebrations.

Police Scotland's Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland said: "We are continuing to police the ongoing gatherings of football supporters in both George Square and outside Ibrox stadium today.

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"Public safety remains our utmost priority and I would again remind fans that, in line with the current Scottish Government coronavirus guidelines, all gatherings are currently restricted.

"Officers have made a small number of arrests and issued fixed penalty notices for breaches of the coronavirus restrictions, minor incidents of disorder and the use of pyrotechnic devices.

"We will continue with an appropriate policing response, as officers engage with those present, explain and encourage them to comply with the restrictions.

"Where appropriate, we have moved to enforcement and will continue to do so."

Steven Gerrard's side were crowned champions after Celtic failed to beat Dundee United in a goalless draw at Tannadice.

We told earlier how fans also gathered outside Ibrox as the title celebrations kicked off.

And we told how a man was filmed performing a sex act on himself near the stadium.

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