Carnage before Celtic vs Rangers clash as huge brawl breaks out on street

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Horrifying footage shows the moment a mass brawl erupted in Glasgow's east end ahead of the Celtic v Rangers match at Parkhead Stadium.

Carnage broke out when revellers started fighting in Duke Street not long before 7pm on Wednesday evening, after emerging from The Alexandra pub to make their way to The Crown Creighton, the Daily Record reports.

Screaming, shouting, sirens and smashed glass can be heard in the clip as police officers scramble out of vans to pull thugs apart in the street.

The fights even brought cars to a stop on the main road which runs right through the east end of the city as locals watched on in horror.

A statement from the council's Traffic Control and Management team reads: "Due to an RTA, Duke Street is closed in both directions at Garfield Street. Emergency services are in attendance."

The road has since been reopened.

Huge crowds caused a mass disturbance in the area as officers desperately try to move them on.

A massive stream of revellers was spotted sprinting up Cumbernauld Road, which runs past Duke Street train station.

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No allegations of injuries or arrests have been made at this stage.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown at this time.

The news comes as Celtic take on Rangers in a Scottish Premiership clash at nearby Parkhead Stadium at 7.45pm.

It is the first-midweek showdown between the Scottish Premiership giants in 11 years, with the last one the infamous 'Shame Game'.

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According to Glasgow Live, Police Scotland confirmed they were in attendance at an ongoing incident on the street.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow, said: “Ahead of the match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on Wednesday, 2 February 2022, an appropriate policing plan is in place to maintain public safety and minimise any disruption to the community.

“We continue to work with a range of partners ahead of the match including both Celtic Football Club and Rangers Football Club.”

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