There are some football derbies that transcend the ninety minutes on the pitch and the few annual fixtures, and instead become knitted into the fabric of the societies they inhabit. The Old Firm Derby is one of the definitive derbies in world football and we’re heading to the 1987 tie between Rangers and Celtic for today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard.
We’re joined by Guardian sports writer Scott Murray to discuss a truly incendiary affair - Graeme Souness’ Rangers had suffered a turgid start to the league campaign and hadn’t won the title for nine seasons, while Billy McNeil’s Celtic were flying. The two sides met in front of 44,000 people at Ibrox for one of the craziest matches you’ll ever see. Four goals, red cards, fights and a retrospective police enquiry— this game had it all...
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