Riot police called to Glasgow carnage as blood-soaked Rangers fans fight with bottles in boozed-up title celebrations



Posted Monday, May 17, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

RANGERS fans were seen fighting each other with bottles yesterday as they celebrated their Scottish Premiership win.

Riot police were called to George Square in Glasgow to break up the boozed-up Gers as Steven Gerrard's team lifted their first title in ten years.

Riot police called to Glasgow carnage as blood-soaked Rangers fans fight with bottles in boozed-up title celebrations
Rangers fans were seen fighting each other with glass bottles

Riot police called to Glasgow carnage as blood-soaked Rangers fans fight with bottles in boozed-up title celebrations
Riot police were called to stop the chaos

Thousands of fans gathered outside of Ibrox yesterday as Rangers defeated Aberdeen 4-0 in their final home game of the season.

As Gers players celebrated with the trophy inside the stadium, supporters partied outside - despite Scotland's Covid-19 restrictions.

Smoke bombs were let off by joyous fans as one was seen SWINGING off a lamp post.

The large crowd then travelled over the River Clyde to George Square later in the afternoon to continue the celebrations.

Fans let off fireworks and sang songs to mark the momentous occasion.

But events turned sour when a minority of fans began scrapping, most of whom were wearing Rangers colours and appeared to be intoxicated.

Riot police called to Glasgow carnage as blood-soaked Rangers fans fight with bottles in boozed-up title celebrations
Rangers' title win has been marred by yesterday's ugly scenes

Images show men hitting each other with glass bottles and some being carrier away by paramedics.

Riot police soon arrived to disperse the crowd and some arrests were made by Police Scotland.

Worrying footage of a man being repeatedly stamped on the head by Rangers fans has also emerged.

The horrific attack, which took place on Queen Street - just around the corner from George Square - was stopped by concerned citizens passing-by.

But the biggest worry for chief superintendent Mark Sutherland - Police Scotland's divisional commander for Greater Glasgow - was the risk of Covid-19 spreading as a result of the celebrations.

He said: "Like all citizens of Glasgow we remain concerned about public health and the ongoing response to the pandemic, especially given the decision to keep Glasgow in level 3 restrictions.

"The Chief Constable has made it clear that people should take personal responsibility and do the right thing.

"Everyone should follow the rules to keep transmission down and I would again urge those gathered to disperse immediately."

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