Rangers have revealed they are in contact with the Scottish government and the police to ensure fans follow Covid safety protocols during their '55' title celebrations.

Supporters in their thousands descended on Ibrox after the title was officially secured this weekend. And First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged the club to tell fans to head home over the risk of the virus spreading.

Gers were clear that they understand fans' delight and need to celebrate their first victory in 10 years. But they have now confirmed they will continue to have a dialogue with the government to provide a straight message for their fans to celebrate safely.

A statement read: "During the last number of weeks, Rangers can confirm that we initiated open dialogue with key stakeholders in relation to the possibility of us achieving a historic 55th league title.

"We have proactively engaged with our local MP, the Justice Minister, the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the SPFL in relation to maintaining a cohesive message regarding public safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We understand the jubilance of our support across the world who recognise this has been a historic year for the club.

"Nevertheless, it has been of great frustration for all football fans across the world that they have not been able to watch their team within stadiums, especially for the loyal Rangers season-ticket holders who have stood by this football club through thick and thin in the last decade.

"We reiterate the message from our manager, Steven Gerrard, who highlighted that fans should adhere to government guidelines – stay safe, socially distance and look after each other in this difficult time.

"We are aware there is the possibility of more, significant milestones within this season, and we will continue to proactively engage with key stakeholders to maintain a cohesive message in relation to government guidance at this present time.

"We look forward to further open dialogue with the government, police, SPFL and other key stakeholders."

We told how fans lit flares and set off smoke bombs and fireworks as their team approached the stadium on Saturday. Then further celebrations took part when they met their heroes, through the window, at Ibrox following their 3-0 win over St Mirren.

Supporters then congregated in their thousands outside the ground when they were confirmed champions and more enjoyed a title party at George Square into the night last night.

Top cop Mark Sutherland urged fans to stay home as they were flouting lockdown. Council leader Susan Aitken also called for an 'urgent review' from police Scotland into the large gatherings.