Huge fight breaks out on Glasgow street after ‘Old Firm’ clash

A brawl broke out on a Glasgow street on fter Celtic’s 3-2 away win over arch rivals Rangers.

The ‘Old Firm’ clash, which has long been associated with violence, is believe to have been the cause for the fight which was captured by a local resident on video.

The rivalry between the teams has long been fuelled by sectarianism and religious bigotry, with Celtic’s origins in the city’s Irish catholic community and Rangers seen as the protestant club.

The shocking images show young people involved in a fight near several pubs and on a busy road.

At one point a vehicle is forced to stop as the fight spills on to the busy Saltmarket area of Glasgow city centre, the Daily Record reported .

Other motorists showed their concerns by sounding horns as the disturbance spread from the pavement to the road.

Passers-by were earlier seen giving the group a wide berth.

The disturbances happened after the Rangers versus Celtic match on Sunday which had a noon kick-off and was widely seen in pubs across Scotland and the UK.

The person who took these images said:”I heard the commotion outside and looked out my window.

“It happens a lot outside when the football is on so I’m used to it.

“The girls that were there were lucky if there were 16 or 17.

There were at least two fights – one was at 16:14pm and the second was 17:11pm.

“The police van came along and took statements after the first one and people were running along the street.


“There was lots of screaming and balling and four different groups seemed to be fighting the second time round.

“It looked like some people came from different pubs as they were running across the street.

“Some people will wake up with a sore face this morning.”

The match itself saw only six arrests around Ibrox Stadium from a crowd of more than 50,000.

Police Scotland said they are investigating a disturbance in the Govan Road area of the city.

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