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PremierLeague-News.Com - Five officers were left injured after angry fans launched missiles at them as they desperately tried to break up the crowd.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Police have now arrested 28 people after 'ugly' Rangers celebrations scenes in Glasgow last night. Detectives have slammed 15,000 fans who swarmed the city before chaos broke out as the club marked their first premier league triumph in 10 years. Five officers were left injured after angry fans launched missiles at them for desperately trying to break up the crowds. (Image: PA) Read More Related Articles Nicola Sturgeon 'utterly disgusted' by Rangers fans 'selfish thuggish sectarian' behaviour at Glasgow title celebrations Cop bosses have 'strongly condemned' the behaviour of these supporters who risked others safety and 'damaged the image and reputation of Glasgow'. Police are now sending a clear message that anyone involved in the 'ugly scenes' will be arrested. A statement from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie reads: “I recognise that Rangers fans would have wanted to celebrate their club’s success on Saturday and it was anticipated that crowds would congregate. “Police Scotland, our partners and Rangers Football Club had all asked fans not to gather and to take personal responsibility for their actions. “But 15,000 people chose to ignore that and took the selfish decision to gather at Ibrox and then George Square, and a robust partnership response plan was implemented to manage them. (Image: PA) Read More Related Articles Glasgow's George Square like a 'warzone' with broken glass and litter after Rangers fans title celebrations “There is no easy way to stop that number of people who are intent on coming into a city from doing so without causing significant disruption to everyone else. “Our policing approach will always be to manage a crowd in a situation like this, and minimise disruption to the wider public, while keeping everyone safe. “The gathering was initially peaceful and throughout the day Police Scotland managed the crowd appropriately, tackling anti-social behaviour and encouraging dispersal under Scottish Government Coronavirus regulations. “However, later the crowd in the square became aggressive and violent, fighting with each other, as the effects of alcohol took hold. “At this point, public order officers moved in to break up the crowd and make them disperse. (Image: PA) Read More Related Articles Scots surfer accidentally sparks major rescue search after leaving board behind "They began to throw missiles at us and five officers were injured, which is unacceptable. No one should expect to be assaulted when they go to their work.
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. "The level of force we use is dictated by the actions of the crowd. "Sending in public order officers too early, particularly when a crowd is largely peaceful, can have the opposite effect and actually trigger violence and disorder. “I strongly condemn the behaviour of these supporters who not only placed our officers at risk but damaged the image and reputation of Glasgow, especially during this critical period of the pandemic.
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“I would like to place on record my thanks to the officers of Police Scotland, especially those who put themselves in danger. "Throughout the day, the police operation was professional and proportionate. "I also want to thank the paramedics and firefighters who responded to this incident. “So far 28 people have been arrested for a variety of offences but we will be continuing our enquiries and my message is clear that if you have been involved in these ugly scenes then you will be identified and arrested."
George Square was trashed by Rangers fans
Nicola Sturgeon was also left 'disgusted' by Rangers fans 'selfish thuggish sectarian' behaviour last night as they celebrating winning the league. The First Minister said she was in 'disbelief' at the scenes in Glasgow as football fans celebrated their first premier league triumph in 10 years, before disorder broke out in the city. Taking to social media today, the SNP leader slammed yobs who sparked chaos and shared her anger 'on behalf of every law abiding citizen'. It comes after Glasgow was left looking like a 'warzone' last night with broken glass and litter all over the streets.
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Fans swarmed George Square yesterday on trophy day with flags and flares but shocking videos on social media showed major brawls breaking out, a police ring of steel, and missiles being thrown towards officers in central Glasgow. Now Sturgeon has called on Rangers Football Club to 'reflect' on how they can stop their fans behaviour in future.
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