Kris Boyd has slammed Rangers fans who made their way to Livingston on Wednesday night to set off fireworks in the 1-0 win at Almondvale.
In the 55th minute, some supporters caused the match in West Lothian to come to a fault for about a minute and a half as smoke and debris covered Livi’s plastic pitch.
Rangers are now just four points away from confirming themselves as Scottish champions but ex-Ibrox striker Boyd has called for fans to be more sensible and to stay at home amid lockdown rules in the country.
“I totally understand the fans have been starved of success recently, I get that, but you’ve got to remember where we are at right now,” Boyd said on Sky Sports after the match on Wednesday night.
“There will be times in the near future to celebrate, but please, please stay in the house. The last thing that we want is to go back into a lockdown and everything like that. Let’s try and get through this together.
“I know it’s a difficult period, I know Rangers winning that title means so much to Rangers Football Club and to the fans but we need to at least look after the safety of everybody.
“That big bit of wood that comes flying, that could have landed in somebody’s eye. You just never know what’s going to happen.
“Please respect the players. Respect what is going on. I get the fact that you are going to be joyous and looking forward to winning the title, but let’s do it in a sensible manner.”
Imagine the scenes once it’s won…
Rangers can be confirmed as league champions this weekend if they beat St Mirren on Saturday and Celtic fail to win against Dundee United on Sunday.
If that happens then you can only imagine the scenes in Glasgow.
If it doesn’t happen this weekend then it is likely to when the Gers play Celtic at Parkhead later this month and there’s probably going to be even bigger scenes then if Steven Gerrard’s men to go and win, or even draw, there.
Glasgow’s police force is bound to be on alert for Rangers’ next two fixtures and on Sunday when Celtic play due to the likelihood of celebrations.
However, we’re still in lockdown and shouldn’t be leaving the house unless it’s necessary so while celebrations are inevitable, hopefully they happen in a controlled, respectful way in which not too many people gather in one big group.
In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart has shown sympathy for John Beaton after the controversy at Livingston.