Celtic vs Rangers this Sunday WILL go ahead as planned

Justice secretary Humza Yousaf has confirmed the game will be allowed to go ahead as scheduled despite initial fears over safety protocols being ignored by fans.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed she would seek assurances from both Glasgow clubs before green-lighting the match but now it has been confirmed the two sides will play each other on Sunday, March 21 as originally scheduled.

It comes after the Scottish government hit out at Rangers following their celebrations outside Ibrox and at George Square last week after their victory in the Scottish Premiership, their first title win in 10 years.

Fans in their thousands descended upon Glasgow, with Covid safety protocols being ignored despite calls from Ms Sturgeon and the police for fans to go home.

Mr Yousaf has now said: "Police Scotland have confirmed there will be a significant police presence in the area and any disorder or gathering of fans will be dealt with. I urge the fans to listen to the messages fromtheir clubs, the police and the government to stay at home.

"I also encourage Celtic and Rangers - and all other clubs in Scotland - to continue to encourage their supporters to stay at home during games until they are permitted to return."

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