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Thousands of Rangers fans gathered outside Ibrox in Glasgow to celebrate the team’s title victory, plenty of red and blue lights and few masks.

Fans cheered and chanted as the players left the team bus ahead of their home game against Aberdeen, their last of the Scottish Premiership season.

A 4-0 victory allowed the Rangers to end the season unbeaten. They then received the trophy, the club’s first in 10 years and the 55th overall.

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

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

Hundreds of fans are expected to march through the heart of Glasgow, with the Union Bears fan group announcing plans to walk from Ibrox to George Square, just over four miles away.

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. “

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, Greater Glasgow Division Commander, said: “Under current restrictions, no one should assemble by more than six at the stadium or any other location.

“The sacrifices people have made have made the regulations more flexible, but we continue to ask people to take personal responsibility and use Greater Glasgow safely and with respect.”

Earlier this week, Yousaf urged supporters not to rally.

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