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Sports Rangers fans told to disperse amid Scottish title revelry

18:20  15 may  2021
18:20  15 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Police urged thousands of Rangers fans to disperse ahead of the Glasgow team collecting its first Scottish Premiership trophy in a decade on Saturday.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd © Provided by The Canadian Press

Fans set off blue and red flares when the team bus arrived at Ibrox stadium, where Rangers were to receive their trophy after beating Aberdeen 4-0 to complete an undefeated season.

“Supporters congregating should disperse, take personal responsibility and use Greater Glasgow safely & respectfully,” Greater Glasgow Police said on Twitter.

Current coronavirus rules for Glasgow allow people to meet in groups of up to six outdoors.

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Rangers fans had defied a COVID-19 lockdown in March, when the team clinched the domestic title — its 55th — and dethroned Glasgow rival Celtic in the process.

Humza Yousaf, Scotland's justice secretary, also urged supporters to disperse.

“This is the key point — take personal responsibility,” he said on Twitter. “While there is a significant Police presence at Ibrox and across City, this is ultimately about personal responsibility. If you have gathered you should disperse, particularly given (yesterday's) announcement about Covid in Glasgow.”

One of the team's fan groups had planned a post-game march from near the stadium to George Square.

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