Rank and file Police Officers could push for the postponement of next Sunday’s Glasgow Derby.
An investigation into Police operations on Sunday is underway after a bewildering series of events led to Ibrox fans being escorted into George Square where there was multiple law breaking as well as damage done to Glasgow’s most public open space.
After initially joining in the celebrations for a title success First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had to backtrack as the extent of the damage began to emerge.
Sandra White, the MSP for Glasgow Central was very vocal in her complaints as her constituents were forced into house arrest with a variety of crimes going on across the city centre.
Concerned Celtic fans have already vowed that there will be no repeat of the carnage at their home ground which puts Police Scotland in a very difficult situation for a lunch-time kick-off.
Discussing the issues involved with a Police Source The Sun reports:
Today, a source said: “There needs to be assurances that there will be no repeats of what happened at the weekend — but everyone knows this is going to be a challenge.
“The responsibility falls on the clubs, but will fans really listen to them? There have already been indications some supporters plan to gather at Parkhead on March 21.
“What officers had to deal with at the weekend was bad enough, without adding in rivalry and the potential for violence. Calling the game off is a very real possibility.”
Providing Sky Sports with four Glasgow derbies per season is the cornerstone of the SPFL broadcasting contract. Last year the broadcaster missed out on two of those fixtures, if that was to happen again they are unlikely to be so sympathetic in terms of compensation.
The SFA and SPFL have made no comment on the multiple breaches of protocol at Ibrox on Saturday and Murray Park the following day.