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Did any Celtic fans died in the Ibrox disaster?

Did any Celtic fans died in the Ibrox disaster?

On January 2nd, 1971, Rangers and Celtic came together at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, to play in one of the world’s great football derbies, with 80,000 supporters attending. This was because 66 Rangers fans were killed and around 200 injured in an accident on Stairway 13 at the Copland Road side of the ground.

What caused the Ibrox disaster?

The first disaster at Ibrox occurred during a 1902 home international match between Scotland and England. The back of the wooden West Tribune Stand collapsed due to heavy rainfall the previous night, causing 25 deaths and more than 500 injuries.

What does 55 mean for Rangers?

Champions 55 It’s title number 55 for the club – the most of any football club in the world – and the first in 10 years following one of the most arduous decades in the club’s history.

Do Rangers still have all their titles?

Rangers improved under the management of Steven Gerrard, appointed in 2018, and in 2020–21 the club won their first league championship since their insolvency. It also ended a run of nine consecutive championships won by Celtic, who had hoped to set a new Scottish record by winning a tenth title in a row.

Why are Celtic fans responsible for Ibrox disaster?

Rangers fans have lauded the Celtic supporters responsible for the creation of a banner at Parkhead which pays tribute to the victims of the Ibrox Disaster. Saturday is 50 years to the day since 66 Rangers supporters tragically lost their lives at an Old Firm game at Ibrox.

What was the impact of the Ibrox disaster?

All forms of contact will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and discretion. At it’s time, the 1971 Ibrox Disaster was the worst disaster in British sport and the effects of the disaster profoundly impacted not only Rangers, but Glasgow, Scotland and society as a whole.

When did the second Ibrox Stadium disaster happen?

It was on Saturday the 2nd of January 1971 that the second disaster happened. More than 80,000 people had been welcomed into Ibrox for the visit of Rangers’ city rivals and it was a largely drab affair until Celtic took a 1-0 lead in the 90th minute.

Who are the fans who died at Ibrox in 1971?

The funeral of Peter Easton, Douglas Morrison and Bryan Todd, three teenagers from Markinch who died at Ibrox in 1971. Photograph: Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix/Alamy In 1971, an Old Firm derby at Ibrox ended with the death of 66 fans as they celebrated a late goal.

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