Rangers are due to play Celtic at Parkhead on Sunday but Adrian Durham thinks the Old Firm should be moved outside of Glasgow.
The talkSPORT host was reacting to Nicola Sturgeon’s comments earlier this week, where she raised concerns about the policing of the match.
Durham echoed those worries and like Sturgeon he fears the club statements will not be enough to deter supporters gathering outside the stadium or in the city.
Commenting on the matter in his talkSPORT Drive Show on Wednesday, Durham said, “There’s a policing issue with it as well, there’s only so much messaging the clubs can put out.
“It’s a done deal the Scottish Premiership so this particular game does not actually mean that much in terms of points.
“I think there is a case to say this game should be played elsewhere, outside of Glasgow so the fans can’t just stroll up.
“They’re doing it in Europe so why wouldn’t you consider doing it with this particular game, the fixture has got to be fulfilled.”
Suggesting the Old Firm should not take place in Glasgow is simply laughable.
The only venue we accept playing Celtic at other than our respective home grounds is Hampden – for a cup final.
If the game was to take place elsewhere and Rangers won we would hear no end of moaning from Celtic fans.
This is their one chance to end our unbeaten run so we want everything to be fair.
Durham is harming both teams with his comments as there is no need to support Sturgeon.
There were no issues when fans gathered outside Ibrox almost two weeks ago and given the clubs messaging it is unlikely such crowds will gather again anyway.
It is too short notice to rearrange the fixture elsewhere and we believe the SFA needs to get involved.
A warning of fines for either club should help to discourage supporters from meeting up and that will allow the match to go off without a hitch.
In other Rangers news, the Gers have been dealt a major blow ahead of the Slavia Prague clash.