Celtic v Rangers still at risk as Nicola Sturgeon tells clubs 'one statement' is not enough

Celtic and Rangers face a further wait to see if their scheduled Scottish Premiership clash will go ahead on Sunday.

Celtic's Shane Duffy (right) with Alfredo Morelos during a Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on October 17, 2020 (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Celtic's Shane Duffy (right) with Alfredo Morelos during a Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on October 17, 2020 (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

Both clubs issued messages to fans urging them to stay at home if the match takes place, following criticism of Rangers response to their supporters' title celebrations.

Speaking at the Scottish Government media briefing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the clubs' statements but added that a final decision on whether the game would go ahead had not yet been taken.

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"I hope the clubs will continue that over the next few days," she added. "It's not just a one statement and the work is done.

"I spoke to the chief constable personally last week on his views on what might transpire if the Old Firm match goes ahead. We will be in further contact with police over the course of this week."

The match is due to take place at Celtic Park on Sunday with a 12 noon kick-off.

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