THE SPFL have branded the disorder caused by Rangers fans in Glasgow city centre over the weekend as 'utterly shameful'.

Following on from a similarly scathing statement from the SFA, the league's governing body slammed Rangers supporters for their conduct outside Ibrox and at George Square, and have expressed their fears that the scenes could impact on the long-awaited return of football fans to stadia.

An SPFL spokesperson said: “Rangers players, officials and fans rightly celebrated their dominant title win on Saturday and we offer our congratulations for what was a thoroughly-deserved trophy.
“However, the behaviour of many fans at Ibrox during and immediately after the game, and the subsequent major disorder in Glasgow city centre, was utterly shameful. 
“As the club themselves have said, this behaviour was unacceptable, and especially so given the repeated advance warnings regarding social distancing. 
“At a time when everyone in the game is working hard to enable long-suffering fans to get back into stadia, it is simply the last thing that Scottish football needs.
“The police, emergency services and ordinary members of the public did not deserve to be caught up in this melee. We fully support the actions of the courts, the SFA and the club in dealing severely with those who have so badly let the game down.”