Celtic and Rangers keen to support NHS in coronavirus fight, could offer use of Ibrox and Celtic Park

Both teams are keen to offer support to the health service

Celtic and Rangers are both keen to assist the NHS in any way they can
Celtic and Rangers are both keen to assist the NHS in any way they can

Celtic and Rangers have both pledged to do what they can to assist the NHS in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Old Firm rivals are understood to have offered up partial use of their respective stadia to health staff but the two clubs are keen to hear suggestions for how they can best support frontline key workers.

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Notable venues in England and Wales such as Manchester City’s Etihad Arena and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff have already been given over to the NHS, and the Glasgow giants could follow suit.

A spokesperson for Rangers told The Sun: "This week we have shown our appreciation for the tireless work of NHS staff.

"As an institution, we value the contribution of the NHS across the United Kingdom. We are open to assisting the NHS in any viable form. This week, we offered free parking for NHS workers in local facilities.

"We are ready and willing to help in any way we can, in line with government guidelines."

A Celtic source told the same newspaper: "We have not had any approach of this kind but would be willing to consider any suggestions on how we could assist the NHS and the phenomenal work they are doing.

"We have already established a Football for Good Fund which is in the process of distributing £175,000 to vulnerable people affected by this crisis and will continue to do all we can to offer as much support as possible."

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