Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has urged fans of the Scottish Premiership champions to remain at home amid the Covid-19 crisis and not follow them to Parkhead when they face bitter rivals Celtic next Sunday.
The gatherings last weekend were met with anger by the general public, with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying fans risked the country's progress in containing the novel coronavirus and described the scenes as "infuriating and disgraceful".
"It is a great privilege to be the manager of this great football club, and with that comes great responsibility," Gerrard wrote in a letter on the club's website.
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"I believe we must take collective responsibility to ensure we uphold the good name of this 150-year institution which represents far more than 11 players on the pitch.
"The players would want nothing more than to hear the fans sing and support us in the ground.
Sadly, right here and right now, you can't be there with us. You can't follow us to Parkhead as champions - and the first time we can say we are champions in a decade.
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