Video of Rangers 'ultras' 'attacking' Celtic pub goes viral as incident mocked online

A video of Rangers ultras "attacking" a Celtic pub in Glasgow has been mocked online after it went viral on social media.

The clip, which was shared on the 'Casual Ultra Official' page on X, formally Twitter, showed a number of men dressed all in black walking towards the Tall Cranes Bar on Craigton Road in Govan on Friday evening.

Dozens of the group first appear charging down the road before they can be heard shouting, while police stand guard outside the pub. Shouts of 'lets go then' can be heard with some of those involved jumping animatedly back and forward before the video ends.

Footage of the clash was shared on social media
Footage of the clash was shared on social media -Credit:Casual Ultra Official / X

The clip was shared with the caption 'Union Bears attacked the Bhoys Celtic pub earlier tonight', and has since amassed over 1,200 comments - with many slamming the wording.

One person joked: "Wow I've never seen such violent scenes."

Another said: "Looks extremely like they shouted outside of a pub whilst the police were present."

A third added: "Think you may want to reconsider your definition of 'attacked'."

The incident happened ahead of the Scottish Cup final clash between the Old Firm rivals, which takes place at Hampden Park at 3pm. Police have been on high alert across Glasgow as the clash brings down the curtain on Scotland’s domestic football season.

The incident happened outside the Tall Cranes Bar in Govan
The incident happened outside the Tall Cranes Bar in Govan -Credit:Google Maps

Security measures begin at Glasgow Central Station, where rival fans have been asked to queue separately for trains to Hampden Park in the city's southside. To keep opposing supporters apart, Celtic’s contingent are urged to use King’s Park Station while Rangers fans will use Mount Florida.

It has been 21 years since the Glasgow giants have faced each other in the Scottish Cup final and enhanced police resources will be tasked with covering not only the stadium but the city centre as well.

An estimated 25,000 Hoops supporters converged on the Glasgow Cross area last Saturday after their side secured the league title. Fireworks and flares were lit and bus shelters damaged while a number of police officers were injured.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "An appropriate policing plan is in place to maintain public safety and minimise any disruption to the community. We continue to work closely with a range of partners, including Glasgow City Council and both clubs.”

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