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Thousands of Rangers fans have gathered in central Glasgow to celebrate the team’s title win, despite warnings against the rally due to the increase in COVID cases in the city.

Fans cheered and chanted in George Square, as police patrolled the scene, with some officers confiscating the alcohol and emptying it.

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Police and Rangers fans off the ground before the Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.  Photo date: Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Earlier, the team’s supporters gathered in front of Ibrox, chanting as Steven Gerrard’s side arrived for their home game against Aberdeen, their last of the Scottish Premiership season.

Lots of red and blue flares and few wore masks.

The Rangers beat Aberdeen 4-0 – ensuring they ended their campaign undefeated. They then received the trophy, the club’s first in 10 years and the 55th overall.

Scottish police called on crowds to “disperse and take their personal responsibility and use Greater Glasgow safely and with respect”.

Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said on Twitter: “This is ultimately personal responsibility. If you have met you should disperse, especially given today’s announcement on COVID in Glasgow. “

Scotland is relax its lock restrictions at level 2 of his five-level system on Monday.

But Glasgow – along with Moray – is expected to remain at Level 3 amid concerns that a new wave of COVID-19 cases are being caused by the Indian variant of the virus.

The Scottish government had previously criticized the Rangers’ response after thousands of fans gathered outside Ibrox and in George Square on the weekend they won the title in early March.

On Friday night, dozens of Ranger fans lit red rockets simultaneously along the Clyde near the Clyde Arc, known as the ‘squinty bridge’.

It & # 39; s  is the first Scottish Rangers title in 10 years
Police and Ranger fans outside Ibrox ahead of the game
Supporters ignored government and police calls to stay away

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Commander of the Greater Glasgow Division, said: “Under the …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-15 10:59:00