Nicola Sturgeon has come under renewed pressure to cancel tomorrow’s game after appeals were made to postpone it over the concerns Ibrox Noise suggested some days ago.
There is absolutely no doubt thousands of Rangers and indeed Celtic fans will travel to various locations to watch this match, meaning mass congregations whether we like it or not.
The match is huge, the first clash this calendar year, and a lot is riding on it, but with the viewing public certain to violate ‘lockdown’ rules and travel around, mixing while at it and potentially spreading further, the government is now seriously considering a postponement or outright cancellation.
Sturgeon herself said recently the game will go ahead, but following the revelation that potentially 1,500 Rangers fans will be going to Blackpool to watch the match at the Gallant Pioneer, they won’t be the only ones seeking to recreate the match atmosphere.
The reality is fans are going to travel, be it to Blackpool, friends’ houses or whatever – and that is against all protocol right now.
Sturgeon and the Scottish government may not have had the final say on this yet.
Watch this space.