BBC Sportsound pundits blast Rangers fans after fireworks let off during Livingston clash
BBC commentator Richard Gordon has lambasted the Rangers fans that pitched up and set off fireworks during Wednesday night’s clash at Livingston.
The Light blues arrived in Almondvale for the penultimate fixture of their Scottish Premiership campaign hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 37 games.
There have been wild celebrations for some time after their 55th title was wrapped up early and Gers fans have taken the party to outside Livingston’s ground, according to Craig Levein on BBC Sportsound [12/05//21].
“Some of the fireworks are actually getting thrown down onto the pitch area,” Levein said from the Tony Macaroni Stadium.
Sportsound host Gordon responded, “Now I’m actually seeing pictures, good grief… there’s all sorts, there’s rockets going off but also fireworks going off on the ground by the people.
“It looks as if they’re very, very close and it’s just so dangerous.
“You understand the celebrations but they don’t want any of these fireworks going onto the pitch and injuring the players.
Levein: “The police have arrived so they’ll be trying to disperse the crowd now.”
Gordon: “I don’t know if they were adhering to social distancing or whatever the guidelines are there.”
Levein: “No they weren’t doing that, Richard.”
We haven’t seen any photos of the incident yet so we’re relying on the BBC pundits to have reliably informed us of the proceedings.
But it sounds like a few Gers supporters have let themselves down a bit here.
We’re all for celebrations and backing the team but pitching up outside Livingston’s ground and letting off fireworks which could injure people around them and the players? That’s way too far.
Rangers fans far and wide are desperate to celebrate our historic 55th title properly but there needs to be some element of control.
If social distancing guidelines have also been ignored then that’s another disappointing act.
It just gives people another stick to poke us with, but it has been a tough year for supporters with the absence of fans from stadiums and the lack of connection.
Events may have gone too far here, however.
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