Aberdeen and Rangers fans warned against causing trouble

Aberdeen and Rangers will go head to head once again in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Picture: SNS
Aberdeen and Rangers will go head to head once again in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Picture: SNS
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Aberdeen and Rangers fans have been warned not to commit any sort of anti-social behaviour around this weekend’s match at Pittodrie.

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Less than four days after Rangers handed down a 3-0 defeat to their rivals at Ibrox, the sides will meet again in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

The game is heading for a sell-out with around 20,000 supporters to attend the lunchtime kick-off.

Police Scotland have called for fans to be on their best behaviour, warning those who aren’t will be dealt with “firmly” by the local authorities.

Superintendent Richard Craig said: “The overwhelming majority of those attending the game will be well-behaved and they have the right to enjoy the match in a safe environment. Disorder in any form will not be tolerated and those who choose to engage in anti-social behaviour will be firmly dealt with.

“We want the public to enjoy their day out in the city, be that with friends or family members, in a safe and disorder free atmosphere.

“We have been working closely with Aberdeen FC and our key partners to prepare for the fixture and ask that the public supports us to ensure the event passes without incident.

“Additional specialist officers will be in place to support local resources, in addition, dog handlers and the mounted branch will also be in attendance. A search operation will also take place in the vicinity of the stadium and at the turnstiles.”

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