By Pranav Shahaney

21st Dec, 2021 | 2:59pm

Rangers & Celtic clash to go ahead with 500 people after Nicola Sturgeon announcement

Rangers and Celtic will play their Old Firm clash in January ahead of only 500 people in attendance after first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on Tuesday.

According to the BBC, she said on December 21, that outdoor sporting events will only be allowed 500 spectators for the next three weeks.

This would mean that the Old Firm derby, which is scheduled for January 2 will take place in front of reduced crowds.

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It’s crazy how fans south of the border are allowed to attend games with no cap on restrictions.

The cases in England are staggering to say the least, and games are being cancelled left, right and centre.

It’s strange why only in Scotland can venues not host more than 500 fans.

Any football lover could just go south of the border and watch a game in front of 50,000 people and risk his chances of infection.

With vaccine mandates to enter stadiums and a compulsion on masks, it’s surprising how this major announcement has been made.

Sturgeon has not just infuriated Gers fans this time, but the entire nation who find unity through sporting events.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out and whether or not she makes a u-turn in the coming days.

We’re expecting some sort of resistance from the football clubs and hopefully Gers join the protest as well.

There is no point of playing an Old Firm game in front of only 500 people as it’s as good as behind closed doors.

In other Rangers news, John Hartson has shared a three-word reaction to controversy during Gers’ win v Dundee Utd