Waving flags emblazoned with “Champions 55” and setting off flares, Rangers supporters defied the pandemic lockdown to gather in their thousands to celebrate the decade-long title drought ending Sunday.

The Ibrox stadium they have been denied access to for a year was the destination for fans after Celtic drew 0-0 with Dundee United. That sealed the dethroning of Glasgow rival Celtic, ending its nine-year Scottish Premiership title streak.

It is a world record 55th domestic league title for Rangers, though not to the rival which claims it is the reborn club’s first after being forced to start again in the fourth division after a financial implosion and liquidation in 2012.

Rangers crowned Scottish Premiership champion after Celtic draw

The law-breaking celebrations could ultimately prevent Glasgow hosting the four European Championship games at Hampden Park in June, with…

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