Celtic are reportedly set to appeal to the Scottish Government to allow close to 20k fans into a Champions League qualifier in claims which could provide a boost to Rangers’ own Flag Day ambitions.
The Gers bit back at the Scottish Government for only allowing 2000 Gers fans into 50k seater Ibrox for the visit of Premier League giants Arsenal this weekend.
Following lengthy discussions with the Scottish Government and local authorities, Rangers have been granted permission to host 2000 supporters at Saturday’s friendly match with @Arsenal.
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— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 14, 2021
With the whole of Scotland to go down to the so-called Level 0 of Covid-19 restrictions as of Monday the 19th, the Gers also had to get special dispensation to have this number in the ground.
Celtic are set to play FC Midtjylland in a 2nd round Champions League qualifier at Celtic Park next week (20/07), with clubs able to apply for special dispensation.
The Daily Record is reporting that the Parkhead club wants to welcome ten times the number outlined by the Scottish Government for the crunch visit of the Danes.
But far from be disheartened by Celtic potentially getting increased numbers into the ground success in this regard will surely serve as a precedent for some of Rangers’ upcoming fixtures.
The Gers are set to play Real Madrid in a special glamour friendly on Sunday 25th July, a match which is of giant and historical interest to supporters.
The Ibrox club is also set to host Premier League Brighton in a friendly only the day before.
Rangers themselves say “discussions between the club and the relevant authorities continue for the Brighton and Real Madrid games” [Rangers].
Perhaps most importantly, Rangers fans are also desperate to be involved in Flag Day as the club unfurl the Scottish Premiership Champions flag for the first time in a decade.
This will happen when the Gers kick off their campaign against Livingston on the 31st of July and anything but proportionally similar numbers for this would be a slap in the face should Celtic be awarded extra capacity.
Here’s what Rangers had to say about the fact the club will only be able to bring 2000 supporters into the stadium for the visit of Arsenal.