Rangers unhappy with Council's decision to allow Celtic host more fans
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According to a report, Rangers are perplexed by Glasgow City Council’s decision to allow Celtic to have twice as many fans inside the stadium on Saturday.

Rangers will be allowed only 8,500 for their encounter against Brighton at 5.30 pm, whereas Celtic Park will have 18,000 for their game against West Ham on Saturday afternoon.

And Rangers believe it ‘doesn’t make logic,’ questioning the authorities’ decision, with the Ibrox management allegedly baffled by the decision.

The Hammers game will be Ange Postecoglou’s third outing in front of home fans, whereas Rangers have only played one game prior to the Brighton meeting.

In an interview, 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.”

Rangers’ astonishment is unlikely to grant them the opportunity to enable more spectators to watch their team play, as the council insists on following the rules.

Glasgow’s City Council spokesman said:

“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.

Just under 20,000 fans allowed at Celtic vs West Ham

“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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