An unknown Scottish Government spokesperson has come out with a half-hearted wishy-washy statement over the shameful scenes around Ibrox today.
It seems that Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney have been enjoying a day off, they never missed Celtic in January over a trip sanctioned by the Scottish Government.
During a global pandemic with the country in Lockdown thousands of fans gathered around Ibrox from 9am. With the images and videos shared on Social Media the crowds grew all morning with the Police arriving when thousands were already flouting the laws.
Fireworks and flares were set off without any comment from anyone in the club, the SFA or the Scottish Government. Glorying in the scenes Steven Gerrard drove to Ibrox with a friend in the passenger seat to create and share a video of his arrival as Police Scotland battled to hold back the crowds.
Following all of that The Sun reports an un-named Scottish Government spokesperson saying:
We are extremely disappointed supporters have gathered at Ibrox today. At this crucial stage of suppressing the virus, the actions of this minority of individuals jeopardises the safety of other supporters, the police on duty and the wider community. We will continue to engage with Police Scotland and the club.
After the final whistle the Ibrox players ran to the corner of the Main Stand and Copland Road stands to take the cheers of law breakers. At lunchtime today it was reported that no arrests had been made.
There has been no comment from the SFA or SPFL about the scenes around Ibrox just like their inaction over five players issued with Fixed Penalties three weeks ago. Within a week of Boli Bolingoli’s trip to Spain coming to light Celtic had two matches postponed with the player charged by the SFA.