Celtic and Rangers have followed the example set by Motherwell and Dundee United by opting out of taking the knee to show UEFA and the football governing bodies that empty gestures won’t cure the systematic racial issues these organisations still enable.
Callum McGregor made the first attempt at goal in the match on the 12th minute, but his strike went over the bar.
Borna Barisic crossed the ball to Alfredo Morelos who headered the ball towards goal but it was saved by Scott Bain shortly after.
David Turnbull swerved the ball towards Callum McGregor who tried to header the ball into the net, but it was deflected away only for Odsonne Edouard to cross the ball to Mohamed Elyounoussi who then headered the ball past Allan McGregor to make it 1-0 on the 23rd minute.
A yellow card was shown to Edouard for diving in the penalty box after a Barisic tackle stalled his attempt at goal.
Callum McGregor had a second attempt at goal in the 30th minute that was deflected by Alan McGregor.
The 38th minute seen Morelos score his 55th league goal for Rangers as well as his first Old Firm goal.
Alan McGregor made a last minute save as Edouard’s shot at goal rolled past McGregor towards the net in the 40th minute. Following this Ryan Kent’s diagonal shot was deflected by Bain.
Rangers weren’t going to let Celtic away with scoring in the first half a second time as Elyounoussi’s header attempt was saved by McGregor in the last minute in the first half.
Callum McGregor’s third attempt at goal was deflected by McGregor in the 52nd minute then two minutes later Edouard’s strike was saved by McGregor. Edouard’s next strike was off target and went behind the net as the game remained at 1-1 in the 72nd minute.
Jonjoe Kenny made a shot at point blank range that was saved by the keeper during the final 10 minutes.
Kemar Roofe tried to slide the ball past Bain but his shot was off target and went past the post as the game was drawn to a close.
As a 1-1 draw ends the derby game that many feared would see Glasgow erupt into similar scenes witnessed when Rangers won their league title earlier in the month. Both teams showed determination but ultimately it wasn’t enough for either team to win.