Video: Alex McLeish Calls on Celtic and Rangers Fans to “Keep Their Control” on Sunday

Video: Alex McLeish Calls on Celtic and Rangers Fans to “Keep Their Control” on Sunday

Scotland manager Alex McLeish hopes both Celtic and Rangers supporters will show “dignity” and “decorum” during Sunday’s last Old Firm derby of the season.

Brendan Rodgers‘ side can secure a seventh league title on the trot if they beat Rangers at Celtic Park, following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Hibs.

SPFL bosses and the police had originally hoped to avoid that powder keg scenario when deciding the post-split fixtures, a decision which was slammed by Rodgers.

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However, despite so much being at stake, ex-Gers boss McLeish has called on both sets of fans to “keep their control” this weekend.

McLeish was speaking to BBC Sport Scotland when he added that the “odds would be stacked against” his old team:


Celtic were rampant the last time the two Glasgow giants met earlier this month, with the Hoops picking up a resounding 4-0 victory in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Meanwhile, Rangers will be desperate to avoid a defeat at the home of their fiercest rivals, not only to stall Celtic’s title celebrations… but also to keep their own aspirations of finishing in second spot alive.

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