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‘Egg chasers allowed’ ‘Utter contempt’ Backlash from Celtic fans to pro Rugby decision

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Celtic fans weren’t amused when news came through that the Scottish Government had rejected a plan to allow 700 fans into Sunday’s match against Motherwell as a trial event.

It is however safe for the same amount of supporters to attend Murrayfield on Friday evening to watch a rugby match between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.

Limited numbers of spectators will be allowed to attend open air sporting events from September 14, next week rugby and football fans will be allowed to visit indoor gyms.

The Scottish Government has generally been praised for their handling of the pandemic but aspects surrounding sport appear difficult to reason with.

In March sporting events across Europe were being cancelled with others being played Behind Closed Doors. The Scottish Government however delayed the suspension of sporting events till midnight on March 15 giving the go-ahead for 50,000 to attend Ibrox for a Europa League tie and the Glasgow derby.

When Mikel Arteta tested positive on March 12 the following morning the SFA and SPFL called off football matches in advance of the Scottish Government.

The latest decision to allow an evening trial event at Murrayfield but not a Sunday afternoon football match in Glasgow seems equally illogical.

In recent years alcohol bans have been imposed on trains to Edinburgh when a football match was hosted at Murrayfield, when it stages a rugby international it seems to be part of the atmosphere.

At Firhill on a Friday night fans of Glasgow Hawks could enjoy a beer, the following afternoon the taps were turned off to Partick Thistle supporters.

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