THE DAILY RECORD reported that Celtic and The Rangers, along with the police, had agreed to allow no away fans into the remaining Glasgow Derby after violent incidents in recent matches.

Celtic Fans
Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v St Johnstone – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – December 24, 2022 Celtic fans in the stands REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

However, can reveal that this is not the case.

Contrary to reports, Celtic sources have told the site the club approached the Ibrox side with the intention of reviving the old allocation. Celtic made it clear that there were major safety concerns over Celtic fans at Ibrox and the overall experience for just 700 supporters in the corner.

Discussing the final two SPFL fixtures, Celtic made it known that they would NOT be taking up their allocation at Ibrox under the current parameters. At which point the hierarchy at Rangers said they would not be taking briefs for Celtic Park. There was no mutual agreement.

Derby; Rangers v Celtic
Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Rangers vs Celtic – Ibrox, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – January 2, 2023 General view inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

This all started when Celtic’s Ibrox allocation was pulled after years of both sets of supporters receiving large allocations. Given the Celtic support have been injured at Ibrox with their supporters hurling things into the away end. The club has made the right call.



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