Alex McLeish reacts to celebrations of Rangers fans after title lift

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Alex McLeish has insisted that there were talks held between Rangers and the authorities ahead of the wild celebrations in Glasgow on Saturday.

The government have since blamed the Bears for the actions of their fans outside Ibrox, despite numerous calls to disperse being shared.

McLeish believes that it all the club could do and that the authorities should potentially have been more prepared for this outcome.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “There is not a lot you can do.

“I know for a fact when I was there and mainly Celtic games, there always talks with the authorities. Rangers have had talks with the authorities on impending possibilities.

“These things do happen, but I’m not saying it’s the authorities fault, but there is always dialogue, I know there always has to be.

“For some reason, it became too powerful for people to control it.”

Silence.

It has been revealed in the past 24 hours that the Bears did request to have 10,000 fans inside Ibrox for the celebrations on Saturday.

This was to scale down fans that were gathering outside as they did when the title was won, but the government actually rejected it.

For the same government to then come out and slam the Bears is simply a joke, and they will know that they have to be accountable for this as much as the club.

We all know that won’t happen, and we expect some further developments on this over the coming days and weeks, McLeish isn’t happy, and neither are we.

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