Ibrox fans have reacted with fury to the SPFL Premiership fixtures which were published at 9am today.
It seems that the opening match away to Aberdeen is too early while the first Glasgow derby on October 17 is too late.
Last season in the opening batch of fixtures Celtic and Aberdeen visited Ibrox but the logic of reversing that seems to have escaped their fans.
The opening fixtures seem certain to be played Behind Closed Doors or in front of reduced attendances which should go some way to reducing home advantage.
Steven Gerrard’s first domestic match was a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie in August 2018 with Derek McInnes constantly achieving impressive results against the Liverpool legend. In that first season the Dons knocked the Ibrox side out of both cup competitions in Glasgow.
Following their trip to Pittodrie on August 1 Gerrard takes his side to Germany to try and overturn a 3-1 home defeat from Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.
Ex Celt Jonny Hayes will be in line for his Pittodrie return when the 2020 runners-up come to town.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 6, 2020
Pittodrie away, again on first day. Of course that’s a very ‘random’ selection
The random computer, after weeks of publicised pressure, suddenly randomly allocates an Old Firm on last weekend available
I’m becoming so cynical ?
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) July 6, 2020
— PAUL HIBBITT (@PAULHIBBITT6) July 6, 2020
Corrupt to the core @spfl
— SK 73 (@sk5538) July 6, 2020
Just saw that …. corruption knows no bounds . It looks like Peter did the fixture list himself…. could have put money on us away to Aberdeen first game ?
— Bill Simpson (@billsimps) July 6, 2020
Aberdeen away for the opener. How “random”…
— Nhoj (@nhoj7rr) July 6, 2020
League giving Celtic all the chance in the world making the OF game game 11 ??
— Stewart Dunsmore (@stewartdunsmore) July 6, 2020
So Aberdeen away first there’s a shock and no Celtic game till October when it’s always been last week August/first week September ?
— No Way 1980 (@kevmanda10) July 6, 2020