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31st Dec 2016

Rangers fans observe minute’s silence then instantly tell Celtic fans what they think of them

It didn't even take a second for hostilities to resume...


Celtic made their first trip to Ibrox in almost five-years on Saturday afternoon, but some things never change.

Kenny Miller is still playing, and scoring, in the game between the two Glasgow clubs and the two sets of fans still don’t like each other (to put it mildly).

Ahead of the game, both Celtic and Rangers’ fans  in the stadium were asked to observe a minute’s silence in memory of Ibrox diaster.

66 people lost their lives, and over 200 were injured, in a stadium crush at an Old Firm game in 1971.

To the fans’ credit, the minute’s silence is impeccably observed, as you can see in the video clip below. You can hear a pin drop during what was a brief moment of respite in the hostilities between the two sets of supporters.

Then the camera settles on two Rangers’ fans observing the silence, and then the whistle blows.

The two fans instantly return to telling the Celtic fans what they think of them as normal service is resumed.

Celtic went on to win the game 1-2 after Kenny Miller gave the home side the lead early in the first half.

Moussa Dembele equalised with his fifth goal against Rangers this season.
Before Scott Sinclair won the game for Celtic, putting Rodgers’ side 19 points clear at the top of the table and securing the club first’s win at Ibrox since January 2011.