Rangers 'not happy' with Celtic Park and Ibrox fan crowd calls

Rangers are baffled by the decision from Glasgow City Council to allow Celtic to have double the amount of fans inside the stadium on Saturday - according to a report. The Celtic Park side will have 18,000 inside the ground for their game against West Ham on Saturday afternoon, while Rang...

Rangers 'not happy' with Celtic Park and Ibrox fan crowd calls

Rangers are baffled by the decision from Glasgow City Council to allow Celtic to have double the amount of fans inside the stadium on Saturday - according to a report.

The Celtic Park side will have 18,000 inside the ground for their game against West Ham on Saturday afternoon, while Rangers will be allowed just 8,500 for the match against Brighton at 5.30pm.

And Rangers feel it it 'doesn't make sense' as they questioned the decision from the authorities with the Ibrox hierarchy reportedly confused by the call.

The council insist the decision has been made because Celtic have already had 9000 in for their Champions League qualifier and they're building it up by how many events are in the stadium.

The West Ham game will be the third time Ange Postecoglou's men have played in front of fans at their home ground while Rangers have had just one game prior to the Brighton match.

But a source told the Daily Record: “The board are not happy about this at all.

“They simply cannot understand why Glasgow City Council are only allowing them to welcome in 8,500 fans to Ibrox when there will be double that at Parkhead for a game kicking-off two hours before. It just doesn’t make sense.”

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The disbelief from Rangers is unlikely to give them the chance to allow more fans in to see their side in action, with the council insisting it all being done by the guidelines.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council explained: “We really want to see events, including matches, back as close to normal as the regulations allow. It’s good for the economy and frankly it’s just good for people to be able to do the things they love doing.

“But in doing it safely, we’re stepping up how many people can be in stadiums match by match, starting at 50% of safe capacity, then 75%, then 100%. We think this gives the right balance and allows Glasgow’s clubs to start moving towards normality.”

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