Australians react to Rangers protests over Celtic friendly as even Sydney locals say what fans are thinking

Australian football podcasters have reacted to vociferous protests from Rangers fans at Dens Park – and conceded the November friendly isn’t such a good idea after all.

The Sydney Super Cup remains on for now which will see the city’s Accor Stadium play host to the first overseas derby between Rangers and Celtic.

That’s prompted a furious reaction from both sets of fans with the Ibrox club’s supporters demanding they reverse their decision to take part at Dundee on Sunday.

Toilet rolls, streamers and tennis balls were thrown onto the pitch, disrupting the game three times.

And the scenes have made their way Down Under on the ‘Born Offside’ podcast.

Host Olan was asked in a segment if he would consider the friendly to be ‘offside’ and replied: “No way! Protesting? Wow.

“I mean, football is a fan’s game. So if they’re not happy with it then it’s got to be ‘offside’.”

Co-host Adamo continued: “The game happening in Australia is offside.

“Now I’ve been thinking about it, I’ve spoken to a few people and it’s a different…

“I hope they know what they’re getting into because the New South Wales Government has bankrolled this.

“This isn’t Roosters vs Souths (Australian rugby rivalry), where you and me can rock up in different jerseys.

“You can’t drink in Scotland (at the match) so people are going to be going there on a Sunday night, saucing themselves into oblivion the whole day.

Co-host Olan knows the clash is unlike anything Australia has witnessed

“They’re going to need thousands of cops there and it’s going to kick off, proper.”

Olan finished up the segment as he concluded: “Australia is not used to that, they’re not used to wild football fans.”


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