Rangers and Celtic are right to agree on Ibrox & Parkhead stadium bans

Rangers and Celtic are right to agree on Ibrox & Parkhead stadium bans
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Rangers fans show their support during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 29, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The controversy over ticket allocation regarding the final two league Old Firm matches this season is purely because there’s a subset of both clubs’ fans who are truly rotten eggs.

We all know how much damage their fans have done to Ibrox in the past, but some of our supporters are far from innocent either and have disgraced the club with some of their behaviour over the years.

In short, there’s some right wee neds on both sides who are intent on hooliganism and damage and not supporting their teams in the right way, and unfortunately, when both of the clubs meet and agree that there will be no away fans at either match, it’s pretty much case closed.

Rangers and Celtic don’t agree on a whole hell of a lot, indeed, quite the contrary, but on this issue both sides have completely concurred that there is a huge chunk of fans who completely ruin the experience for the majority and stain the reputations of the fanbase as a whole.

We want to sit here and tell you it’s all Celtic fans and they’re the bad guys, but that would be dishonest. Yes, they have some vile fans, just look at their disgusting Green Brigade, but we also have our own unpleasant subset of characters.

Union Bears? Yes, there’s definitely some bad eggs in there, and that’s pretty known, but elsewhere yes, our fans have misbehaved in places particularly towards Celtic.

We hate Celtic. Let’s be clear on that. No right-minded Rangers fan feels any other way. But that’s not consent to break their property, their seats, or to attack their fans. And vice versa.

It’s as bad on both sides and we can’t really find an argument to criticise the decision overall. Yes, it’s horrible for the majority of good fans who now cannot go and follow the Famous at Parkhead, but the bad apples ruined it.

Celtic themselves want to fix this, and are keen to reopen discussions about returning the situation to where it used to be, in giving away fans at Old Firms a full stand again. But these days seem a while off because there will just be more rotten eggs among that lot, and further damage at Ibrox and Parkhead.

We are terrified of the day a murder takes place, and indeed there have been violent assaults after Old Firms. Hence the police presence is so huge and draining on city resources.

But for the wee neds on both sides well done – you brought this on the clubs because you couldn’t behave.

But you clearly don’t have the brain cells to care, do you?

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