The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell has aimed a jibe at the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon after she stated that the Scottish Government will recommend the cancellation of mass gatherings involving more than 500 people from Monday onwards.
Now, while that is probably a wise move given the rate at which Coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, Campbell has rightly question the fact that this comes into effect just a day after the Old Firm clash between Rangers and Celtic on Sunday, where over 100 times that amount of people will be gathering.
Ibrox – where this feisty encounter will be held – has a capacity of 50,817, which makes somewhat of a mockery of Sturgeon’s decision given how close it comes to the mass gatherings recommendation actually beginning.
Hopefully, everyone who attends the derby will leave Ibrox in good health and remain that way.
However, that wouldn’t make this situation – and Sturgeon – look any less foolish.
You can see what Campbell tweeted below:
So it looks like the Old Firm, which will have 100 times the people at it, will go ahead less than 24 hours before this arbitrary measure is introduced. https://t.co/T9JBXA7boB
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) March 12, 2020
In other news, Steven Gerrard has been advised to do one risky thing ahead of the Old Firm…