Could more have have been done to prevent huge crowds gathering to celebrate Rangers' title victory? - your views online

"It wouldn't have mattered if Rangers had urged their fans to stay home, or anyone else for that matter. They were celebrating regardless”

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 7:00 am
Rangers fans in George Square celebrating their team's title win on Sunday. Picture: SNS

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Could more have have been done to prevent huge crowds gathering to celebrate Rangers' title victory?

Kirk Rockfield Gordon

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It wouldn't have mattered if Rangers had urged their fans to stay home, or anyone else for that matter. They were celebrating regardless.

Paul Lewis

The majority taking part probably don't stick to the current lockdown and social distancing rules anyway. Why are we all surprised? I would imagine that if Celtic had managed to win the 10 in a row title we would have seen the same scenes at Celtic Park.

Gary Grant

This is on Police Scotland. They broke the law, the police should have intervened. Same as previous events. The government needs to put up or shut up!

James Harley

Police Scotland would rather arrest and fine people walking around deserted East Lothian beaches than arrest a few neds in George Square.

David Nisbet

The club should restore the memorial benches the Rangers supporters smashed up.

John Alexander Davie

Yes, the government and police could have set a standard to follow by acting on all the other protests, marches and mass gatherings that came before it.

Rab Sneddon

This gathering was hardly a secret, it’s been all over social media for some time and if the authorities wanted to prevent it, why didn’t they?

Ray Collins

For every person who ends up in hospital after catching Covid from this illegal gathering, Rangers should be deducted a point...

Neil N Johnston

Yes, when everything else is closed down I do not see this as a priority and would clearly incite crowd gatherings. It's not difficult, if it doesn't happen, then people would stay at home.

Colin Brown

This is shocking behaviour during a pandemic. It has put recovery in jeopardy and the wider community and cleansing teams at risk. The Rangers should have taken a stronger stance and been much more vocal to their fans about this not being acceptable. I also hopethe Rangers are going to pay for new benches to be installed and apologise to the families of those to whom the benches were a tribute. Well done and well deserved winning the league on the pitch, but this is disgusting.

Paul Barton

Rangers thinking the rules don’t apply to them again. Such a shame it’s spoilt their first premiership title.

Andy Hislop

They are just incapable of behaving. Look at Manchester, for example. As soon as a group of them get together it's mass destruction. Also trips to Milan and Barcelona prove this!

KD Markham

The game on Saturday should have been called off when they started turning up outside Ibrox for a start.

Ronnie Williams

Time for the Old Firm match in two weeks to be cancelled or at the very least postponed until Covid levels are so low as to be insignificant.

Craig Watson

Well the exact same happend last year with Celtic fans, so they should have used hindsight and been prepared for it. Doesn’t matter what team won the league the same would have happened at any club. They should have been ready and done more to prevent it.

Emergency bunker

The government is set to reveal plans for a £9 million bunker, which will be built in case of emergencies, such as terrorist attacks and pandemics

Jon Clark

They anticipate that when the public realise what they have done with £billions of public money, they will need somewhere to hide!

Terry Kirkwood

So it’s a games room for BoJo then. Cannae afford to pay NHS staff, but can spend millions on a glorified man cave.

Angela Michael Michie

How about spending money on things that are needed, ie hospitals, schools, giving our NHS a pay rise and the roads. I don’t think £9m for a bunker is worth the money.

Bryan Wood

When burying your head in the sand isn't enough?

Paul Taylor

If it was built in Edinburgh by the SNP it would end up costing £100 million and not be suitable for use.

Stuart Young

But a terrorist attack would be on the public. Pandemics effect everyone, why would we all go into a bunker together? More public money wasted.