Away fans to be banned at final 2 Old Firm matches
It has been announced that the final 2 Old Fim derbies will have no away fans due to “safety and security concerns”.
There are two remaining Old Firm league derby games with Celtic hosting their rivals on 8th April before an inevitable fixture in the split to come. The two will also go head-to-head at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup semi-final which will have the usual 50/50 split.
Previously the two Glasgow clubs had been at odds over allocation when in 2019 Rangers cut the number of seats available to Celtic fans who were previously housed in their numbers in the Broomloan stand. Since, the Hoops contingent has been reduced to around 800 fans at Ibrox.
Last season Ange Postecoglou's side beat their rivals 3-0 in a title turning point and there were no Rangers fans present inside Celtic Park. Rangers had previously rescinded their offer of around 700 seats for a clash in the Southside of Glasgow in 2021.
Reports suggest both clubs agreed on the decision to have no away fans present at the remaining two games. It comes amid concerns from both clubs over “safety and security”. It's being claimed that Parkhead and Ibrox chiefs are in discussions over future allocations but that the decision had been made over the remaining two league clashes.