Charlie Nicholas: Rangers fans' celebrations like a return to the Dark Ages

Charlie Nicholas has slammed Rangers fans for not knowing how to celebrate and described the scenes on Saturday as a return to the Dark Ages.

Rangers have issued a statement denouncing the ‘so-called fans’ who caused trouble, condemning the violence and clashes with police.

Arrests were made after George Square was trashed and Nicholas thinks the event will have negative consequences for both Rangers and Celtic, and their hopes of being accepted into an English league, which Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist recently spoke of [talkSPORT].

Nicholas told The Express, via Daily Record, “The actions of some Rangers fans show exactly why they will never get to England. It was like back in the Dark Ages again.

“They will never get true respect because they don’t know how to celebrate.

“Celtic fans get too political when they celebrate and Rangers fans just don’t know how to celebrate.

“That is why they will never get British football.

“People need a sense of reality because English football doesn’t need any problematic situations from Glasgow’s two giants.

“They respect the size of the clubs but that is as far as it goes.”

Give it a rest, Nicholas

The scenes on the weekend were shocking and those responsible should be ashamed with themselves for damaging the reputation of our great club.

However, they are a tiny minority and do not represent Rangers fans in Glasgow or across the world.

As a result, Nicholas should not tarnish us all with the same brush, and the actions of a few should not hold back the club – that way everyone is punished.

So, if the Premier League was to ever invite teams from Scotland we should not be left out – it is not as though violence erupts every time Bears get together.

In any case, do we really want to join the English in their league? Not really.

We are perfectly happy bossing Scotland and going an entire league campaign unbeaten – it’s funny how Nicholas has not mentioned that fact.

Instead, he and many figures in the media with a Celtic affinity have looked to drag us through the mud, rather than congratulating us on our outstanding achievement.

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