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Celtic v Rangers, 110 years ago today, the Scottish Cup Final Riot

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ON MONDAY 19 APRIL 1909 the SFA made the decision that the Scottish Cup would be withheld that year following Saturday’s riot at the Scottish Cup final replay at Hampden between Celtic and Rangers.

Here’s how the match is described on The Celtic Wiki… “Mayhem broke out at the Scottish Cup Final replay when hundreds of fans rioted at the end of the match.

While this decision was being taken by the SFA, Celtic were in Edinburgh beating Hearts 2-1 in a Scottish League match, the goals being scored by Jimmy McMenemy.

The replay finished 1-1 and both sets of supporters, and indeed many of the players, expected extra time to be played.

“It was the second time that Celtic and Rangers had finished all square.

However under the rules of the SFA, extra time was only permissible for the second replay.

But back to the match on that Saturday 17 April 1909 – 110 years ago today – which many football historians regard as the day the intense rivalry between the two Glasgow clubs kicked off.
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