Fallout following Rangers fans’ celebrations in Glasgow
The letter continued: “It is particularly disappointing that there has been a lack of acknowledgement from the Scottish Government to the wide range of efforts we undertook in recent weeks to limit public safety issues.
“These are not only in relation to general public safety but with an acute focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and the Government guidance.
“It is also particularly disappointing that Mr Swinney has chosen to lambast Rangers publicy, given the fact we had proactively initiated engagement with Police Sccotland, the SPFL, and the Scottish Government as well as the local Member of Parliament.
“To brand us as ‘disgraceful’ is indeed a ‘deep element of concern’ for Rangers as we believe this narrative is not only unfair but crucially, totally inaccurate.
“On 6th March during our game v St Mirren, our managing director agreed to endorse a form of words from Police Scotland the Scottish Government.
“We offered that our communications department would liaise with counterparts within both organisations. The Justice Minister said he would follow up with the police but we did not hear from him again.
“I am at a loss as to what more Rangers Football Club could have done to limit the reaction to winning our historic 55th league title.
“It has been widely accepted amongst the football family that this is one of the greatest modern day sporting achievements and I believe that his should not be downplayed.
“We agreed that it would have been arrogant to use any public statement regarding celebrating a victory prior to us securing three crucial points versus St Mirren.
“Additionally it would have been distasteful to agree a form of word prior to 2pm on Sunday as the mathematical victory depended on a result beyond our control.
“This point was fully acknowledged by both Police Scotland and the government.”
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