Nicola Sturgeon has blasted Rangers fans and called on the club to ask their supporters to go home after gatherings took place in Glasgow to celebrate our 55 win.
The Gers secured the title on Sunday after Celtic dropped points at Tannadice and wild scenes of celebration were sparked around Glasgow.
The First Minister called on fans to respect COVID rules earlier today but it now seems she has lost patience and is demanding that the club take action.
I share folks’ anger at this. Everyone has made so many sacrifices in the past year & seeing a minority risk our progress is infuriating & disgraceful. It is deeply unfair to the entire country, and the police have a hard enough job already. Please ask fans to go home @RangersFC https://t.co/haH5DAzhIh
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) March 7, 2021
On Sunday evening she tweeted, “I share folks’ anger at this,” in response to images surfacing of mass groups of Gers fans.
“Everyone has made so many sacrifices in the past year & seeing a minority risk our progress is infuriating & disgraceful.
“It is deeply unfair to the entire country, and the police have a hard enough job already. Please ask fans to go home Rangers.”
All of us are undoubtedly happy with today’s events but there is still a global pandemic going on.
More importantly, the government has every reason to treat us worse in future because of the actions of some fans today.
We don’t need to state how irresponsible these actions are as we’ve all heard how dangerous it is to gather in groups over the past 12 months.
We cannot allow COVID cases to rise further and halt the progress towards letting fans back into stadiums.
These fans are giving the government every reason to starve us of football for as long as possible.
We hope the club calls on fans to go home as it may be the only way to get the message across.
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