Rangers vs Celtic Old Firm postponed due to coronavirus fears

This weekend's Old Firm has been postponed due to the coronavirus as the SPFL has made a decision to suspend all fixtures.

A statement read: "The Joint Response Group can confirm the decision of the Scottish FA Board to suspend ALL domestic professional and grassroots football under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA until further notice.

"As a result, the SPFL has announced the postponement of this weekend’s and following midweek’s fixtures, starting with tonight’s Premiership match between Motherwell and Aberdeen and the Championship match between Queen of the South and Ayr United.

"The Scottish FA and SPFL will continue to liaise with governments and UEFA in relation to domestic, European and International fixtures in the coming days and more information will be communicated at the appropriate time."

Rangers were due to host Celtic at the Ibrox with the fixture a must-win for Steven Gerrard's side if they have any hope of pipping their rivals to the title.

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Neil Lennon's team top the Scottish Premiership by 13 points with a game in hand. And with just nine games left Rangers' time is running thin.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had urged all gatherings of more than 500 people to be cancelled, saying it was “inappropriate that we continue as normal”.

And at first it was thought the game may be played behind closed doors but it has now been scrapped altogether

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As of yet there is no indication of when the game will be re-arranged for.

Rangers are due to play Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League second leg on Thursday while Celtic take on St. Johnstone next week.

It remains to be seen whether these games will go ahead or not.

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