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Gerrard defends fans as their near title

Sat 06 March 2021 | 19:23

Gerrard believes that the reaction of the fans and players to their victory was natural.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has claimed that coronavirus' restrictions should be respected, but stressed that it is natural for fans to be excited about nearing the title.

If Celtic do not win against Dundee United,

Rangers

will win the Scottish League title for the first time since 2011. So after their 3-0 win over St. Mirren, who increase the gap to 21 points, fans celebrated outside the stadium. This was criticized by many, including the Prime Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, who believed that they had violated the government's lockdown rules. Gerrard claimed that the celebration was wrong, but the fans are very excited.

"I have got to let the players enjoy this,"

Gerrard told

Sky Sports

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"It's been a journey of ups and downs, I've only been part of it for three years, but for the past 10 years these fans, ex-players, staff have been through everything. It's only normal that people want to enjoy themselves.

"The priority is that people stay safe and respect the guidelines and rules, but there is another side where you have to realise what these people have been through. I'm absolutely delighted to be in this position, now we've got to go and finish the job off.

"This is an emotional time. You've got to remember these fans are still buying season tickets, passes to RangersTV, memorabilia - they love the club, the club is their life. The players have to respect that, and you cannot turn a blind eye to or disrespect that.

"I totally understand why the players wanted to go to the corner, but at the same time the priority is the fans' safety. We want to remain humble and continue to focus on what's left this season and keep doing well, but you've got to realise that when you are inside this, it's only normal that people will get emotional."

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