Thousands of Celtic fans gather at Glasgow Cross to celebrate their 54th tile win

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Thousands of Celtic fans gather at Glasgow Cross to celebrate their 54th tile win

Crowds in Glasgow as Celtic fans mark title win

Celtic fans are preparing to celebrate in Glasgow after the club won its third successive Scottish Premiership title.

The trophy was carried into Saturday's game at Celtic Park by goalkeeper Joe Hart. The home side went on to beat St Mirren 3-2.

Glasgow city council said while celebrations are to be "savoured", they urge supporters to "respect the city" during the celebrations following littering and anti-social behaviour last year.

Police Scotland said they will have proportionate policing in place to maintain public safety and minimise disruption.

The league title had been decided before Saturday's game but the home match gives fans the chance to celebrate their win.

Writing on the social media site X, Glasgow city council said: "Glasgow is a football city - and proud to be home to some of the biggest teams in the game.

"Fans support their club, whatever the result - and when they win, celebrations are to be savoured. However, when things get out of hand there can be a negative impact on other Glaswegians and for visitors to our city.

"In recent year many people have felt uncomfortable and even unsafe when supporters have congregated in places like Trongate or George Square to celebrate.

"Residents and businesses have had to deal with the aftermath of littering, vandalism and other antisocial behaviour once the crowds have headed home.

"As this season reaches its conclusion over the next two weekends, we want everyone to be able to celebrate safely, responsibly and with consideration for others.

"Whoever you support, whatever the results - enjoy yourself but please respect the city."