An SPFL spokesperson has slammed Rangers supporters for the disgusting scenes witnessed in Glasgow city centre on Saturday.
They told The Herald: “The behaviour of many fans at Ibrox during and immediately after the game, and the subsequent major disorder in Glasgow city centre, was utterly shameful.
“As the club themselves have said, this behaviour was unacceptable, and especially so given the repeated advance warnings regarding social distancing.
“At a time when everyone in the game is working hard to enable long-suffering fans to get back into stadia, it is simply the last thing that Scottish football needs.
“The police, emergency services and ordinary members of the public did not deserve to be caught up in this melee. We fully support the actions of the courts, the SFA and the club in dealing severely with those who have so badly let the game down.”
Police officers have said Saturday’s events in Glasgow was the worst violence they had dealt with in 20 years. [STV]
Will this end up impacting Celtic?
Watching the sectarian, thuggish disorder unfold in Glasgow was bad enough, but this could end up being a problem for Celtic fans and Scottish football as a whole.
As the SPFL say, this is the last thing that the game needs right now as the Scottish Government consider allowing fans back into matches across the country.
The wording of their statement clearly highlights concern this could have an impact.
First Minister has been left fuming by football and football supporters in this country multiple times during the pandemic. Rangers fans disgracing themselves is unlikely to help sell bigger crowds.
Hopefully, the upcoming Euros can rehabilitate the concept of crowds gathering for the sport in this country. Next season we really need to see supporters clicking through the turnstiles again.