Keith Hackett: Scottish FA to write to Rangers over goal celebrations v Celtic
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Keith Hackett is expecting the Scottish FA to write to Rangers this week about their celebrations against Celtic on Sunday.
After the winner went in to send the Bears to the Scottish Cup final, numerous players jumped over the hoardings and celebrated with the fans.
“Which one of the Rangers players do you actually caution?” he exclusively told Ibrox News.
“Because when they jump over the advertising hoardings, there’s three or four of them. This is, if you like, the whole reason for cautioning players who leave the field of play to celebrate, it causes and creates a problem with crowd surges.
“At least one of them was cautioned, and the Scottish FA should write to club and say ‘look, can you remind your players, we don’t want to be negative about celebrating a goal, but the reality is, do it on the field of play.’
“Jumping over the hoardings, there is a health risk. It’s not a good look.”
Here we go again.
This is passion, you simply cannot stop players from showing that.
The game would be a very boring one if they weren’t allowed to express themselves after scoring a last-gasp winner against your biggest rivals.
Of course, the scenes were brilliant from our eyes and point of view, but the Scottish FA won’t care about who won, just that it was done responsibly.
As long as this letter is where it ends, there will be no complaints.
But, if this turns into fines and cautions, then we think it may have gone a little too far on what was such a huge afternoon for Scottish football.
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