Rangers fans blasted for ‘idiotic’ celebrations and for making a ‘mockery of social distancing guidelines’ as they gather outside Ibrox after Scottish title is confirmed by Celtic’s draw at Dundee United
- Social media users have condemned Rangers fans for their mass celebrations
- Rangers won their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade after Celtic drew
- Hundreds of fans gathered and partied outside Ibrox to mark their club’s triumph
- The Scottish Government had already condemned fans for scenes on Saturday
Rangers fans have been lambasted for their ‘idiotic’ celebrations outside Ibrox after securing their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade on Sunday.
Hundreds of Gers fans flouted Scotland’s lockdown rules and social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic by congregating outside the club’s stadium after Celtic’s 0-0 draw with Dundee United meant Steven Gerrard’s men were crowned champions.
Scotland is currently under tier 4 restrictions, which means mass gatherings are banned and the public is urged not to leave their homes amid the pandemic.
Rangers fans have been slammed for breaching pandemic lockdown rules in Scotland
The Light Blues secured their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade on Sunday
Fans were branded ‘idiotic’ online for ‘making a mockery’ of the coronavirus pandemic rules
Yet masses of Rangers fans ignored the measures, prompting several people to condemn their behaviour online.
‘I appreciate you want to celebrate your team’s success, but under current restrictions this is idiotic,’ wrote one Twitter user.
‘The Rangers Football Club have made a mockery of social distancing guidelines,’ wrote another incensed person.
Another social media user described the scenes of Rangers fans partying in their droves outside Ibrox as ’embarrassing’ and showing no consideration for those affected by coronavirus.
Other social media users labelled the supporters who attended ’embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’
Police turned up to try and scatter the celebrating masses outside Rangers’ Ibrox stadium
Several Twitter users went even further and branded the Rangers fans ‘a disgrace’.
The Scottish Government slammed fans who breached lockdown rules on Saturday to throw their support behind Rangers ahead of their 3-0 win over St Mirren, with footage showing fans swarming Gerrard’s car as he arrived at Ibrox.
A spokesman for the Scottish Government said at the time they were ‘extremely disappointed’ with the supporters’ behaviour.
Gerrard, however, said he could completely understand the actions of the Rangers fans given what they have been through following Rangers’ financial collapse and demotion in 2012.
The Scottish Government previously condemned fans for gathering outside the stadium