Rangers fans have criticised tabloid newspaper the Scottish Sun for their coverage of the club’s supporters travelling to Ibrox to welcome the Champions elect to the ground.
Rangers are set to play St Mirren this afternoon knowing a win could see them crowned champions this weekend should Celtic fail to beat Dundee United tomorrow.
In exuberant scenes, Rangers supporters cheered the Gers side and the management team into Ibrox as they prepare for the match with the Paisley outfit.
Obviously, the country is under strict national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic but this is just one of a number of incidents involving crowds including protests from the Celtic support.
The situation with Covid is obviously not great but it is certainly better than what it was like in December where more people were dying daily and the vaccination effort was only really beginning.
Whilst it isn’t safe it is genuinely safer for Rangers fans to be at Ibrox right now than what it was for Celtic supporters to protest Neil Lennon late last year.
This is not condoning anything either way – although after a decade in to doldrums you try telling a Rangers fan how to celebrate – but the Covid-19 situation is clearly different.
And yet the newspaper chose to cover both incidents in startling contrast with Rangers fans convinced there might something a little salty about whoever is covering the news for the paper.
Here’s how Gers fans reacted to the Scottish Sun article which claims “thousands” have broken lockdown protocols:
The same journalist and everything.
One fans break covid rules, the others are simply protesting despite there being footage showing no covid friendly setup.
Seems to me that 55 will hurt this reporter as much as anyone. pic.twitter.com/My6FKpEdwZ
— Hedgie 🇬🇧 (@stu__1873) March 6, 2021
No sharks or buses were harmed
— Big G 🇬🇧 (@RFCGW) March 6, 2021
That was quick 🤣🤣🤣
— Rangers Van Banter (@RangersBanter17) March 6, 2021
Absolute scenes, breaking emerald hearts all over the world…this will take them years to get over, and the party hasn’t even started yet….🇬🇧💙🇬🇧❤️🇬🇧
— K.A.Shenton MSM.. (@kevshenton) March 6, 2021
No sharks were harmed 🙌
— AndyHallidayLoyal💙 (@stemccook1872) March 6, 2021
This is certainly just the start for Rangers fans and the celebrations will go on for a lot longer than this when the title is eventually secured.
As for the coverage, the rules are the rules, but did we expect any different?
Some Celtic fans are desperate for their own team to “throw” the match against Dundee United so it doesn’t take the title-winning game to Parkhead.