Ally McCoist slams Rangers fans for celebrations after title win
Gers legend Ally McCoist has slammed Rangers fans for their celebrations from George Square after winning the Scottish Premiership title.
Rangers were handed their 55th league trophy on the final day of the season on Saturday leading to a wild celebration from the fans.
After a tumultuous decade, the Glasgow giants returned to the summit of Scottish football, and their supporters let it all out on the streets of the city.
However, the victory lap quickly turned ugly which resulted in a number of Rangers fans clashing with the local police in the city centre.
While discussing these celebrations on BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra show, McCoist was asked whether their actions had tarnished the reputation of the club. He replied, “It did. It did, there is no point in denying it.
“It was absolutely appalling, I was embarrassed, horrified. I nearly used the word shocked there. But I’m not sure. We see these scenes far too much.
“It did to a particular extent take the shine off the day. I know every proper Rangers fan was appalled by what they saw.
“I was disgusted by that at the end. It has certainly damaged the club’s reputation, of that there is absolutely no doubt.”
No defending this
While the Covid lockdown rules may be confusing, there is no excuse for acting like barbarians on the streets of Glasgow.
We won the league and there’s undoubtedly going to be a huge party when fans are allowed back inside the Ibrox Stadium next season.
This is not what the players would’ve wanted from the fans and the individuals who have done that have not just let the wider Rangers fanbase, but also the entire club down.
There is an argument that the club could’ve done more to stop it from happening, but the anarchy was going on miles away from the stadium and it’s impossible for the hierarchy to take the responsibility of policing the entire city.
But they did their best to tell fans to sit home, and unfortunately, it did not have any impact as they did what they had planned on doing anyway.
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