Celtic can clinch the SPFL Premiership title with a home win over Sevco next Sunday.
It is the fixture that the SPFL tried to avoid but a 2-1 win over Hearts today for Graeme Murty’s side means that Celtic can tie up the title with a win in the derby fixture.
The scenes from a match in 1999 involving the old Rangers club has haunted SPFL fixture planners for almost 20 years.
Back in the days of Dick Advocaat and Dr Jo Venglos both clubs were in contention for the title with the 6.05pm kick off on the Sunday of a Bank Holiday a recipe for chaos.
Some incredible decisions from Hugh Dallas turned the atmosphere poisonous but those circumstances won’t be present for next week’s noon kick off.
Sevco’s title hopes have long been dead in the water with today’s win over Hearts keeping them in contention for second place.
Celtic will start next week’s match 10 points clear of Sevco at the top of the table with four matches left to play. Aberdeen are also 10 points behind and play Hearts at home on Friday night.