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Rangers players run to corner of Ibrox to celebrate with fans who have flouted lockdown rules

by Football Frenzied

Rangers players run to the corner of Ibrox to celebrate with thousands of fans who have flouted lockdown rules to cheer them on… as boss Steven Gerrard sticks his head out of dressing room WINDOW with his team just a point away from Scottish title

Jubilant Rangers players and staff could not contain their delight after their win against St Mirren this afternoon, running to the corner of Ibrox to celebrate with fans congregated outside who had flouted lockdown rules to cheer them on. 

Steven Gerrard’s side are now just a point away from their first Scottish title in 10 years after a 3-0 win against St Mirren and they could be confirmed champions as early as 2pm on Sunday if Celtic fail to beat Dundee United tomorrow. 

After the full-time whistle, defender Connor Goldson led the squad and backroom team to the corner of their stadium, where they jumped with joy in front of spectators gathered outside the gates. 

Gers boss Gerrard, meanwhile, went so far as to stick his head out of a dressing-room window to join in the celebrations with supporters. 

Rangers players ran to the corner of Ibrox Stadium to celebrate with fans outside the ground

Steven Gerrard sticks his head out a dressing-room window to celebrate with supporters 

Rangers supporters have broken lockdown restrictions to gather outside Ibrox Stadium

Rangers supporters have broken lockdown restrictions to gather outside Ibrox Stadium

The Scottish Government has slammed fans who breached lockdown rules to throw their support behind their side ahead of the visit of St Mirren, with footage appearing to show fans swarming the car of Gerrard as he arrived at Ibrox. 

Under tier 4 restrictions, mass gatherings are currently banned in Scotland, with the public urged not to leave their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

However, the Gers supporters disobeyed those restrictions to welcome their team ahead of their impending title party. 

A spokesman for the Scottish Government said: ‘We are extremely disappointed supporters have gathered at Ibrox today.

Fans are seen in a party mood as Steven Gerrard's side inch closer to an historic title triumph

Fans are seen in a party mood as Steven Gerrard’s side inch closer to an historic title triumph

Police Scotland confirmed ‘a large number of supporters’ were at the ground and no one has been arrested

Video footage from what is believed to be inside Gerrard's car shows supporters welcoming him to the ground

Fans waved flags and let off flares in a party atmosphere on Saturday

Supporters swarmed what is believed to be Gerrard’s car as the Rangers manager made his way to the stadium

‘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.’

Gerrard’s side are within touching distance of returning to the summit of Scottish football, having had to watch from afar as Celtic reigned supreme for the best part of a decade.   

The Gers are now just one point away from the Scottish title after their win against St Mirren

The Gers are now just one point away from the Scottish title after their win against St Mirren

Scotland is under tier 4 restrictions, which bans mass gatherings (pictured: Nicola Sturgeon)

Scotland is under tier 4 restrictions, which bans mass gatherings (pictured: Nicola Sturgeon)

Goals from Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi secured a comfortable three points for Rangers on Saturday. 

Celtic were bidding to win a tenth-successive league title this season, however if they drop points against Dundee United, the Gers will be crowned champions. 

Failing that, Gerrard’s side can win the Premiership crown if they defeat Celtic in the Old Firm Derby on March 21. 

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Source: DailyMail

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