By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

20th May, 2021 | 2:30pm

Alex McLeish slams Scottish authorities after Rangers request revealed

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Alex McLeish has slammed the Scottish government for rejecting Rangers plans to have fans inside Ibrox during the title celebrations.

It was revealed this week that the government had been in talks with the Bears over the possibility of having 10,000 fans inside.

McLeish insisted it would have been easier to control the outbreak of fans in Glasgow if they were allowed inside Ibrox this weekend.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I do.

“There is a new variant in the Glasgow territory and Glasgow is still shut down for a couple more weeks, I guess that has interfered with government problems.

“I do believe that the fans that have been in England the past week or so, 10,000 fans in a stadium the size of Ibrox can separate them easily.

“Those thousands in the city centre could have been separated as that just got out of control, but they could have controlled it if it was at Ibrox.”

Nail on the head.

McLeish has got it spot on.

The government and everyone involved will know that Rangers were proactive in trying to find a solution to these fans gathering, but yet they didn’t reveal it.

Instead, they attempted to take the high ground and call for punishments and the rest.

It has been careless on their behalf when they could have structured the celebrations perfectly, rather than making it a free-for-all.

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