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Celtic and police in agreement over postponement

Celtic have backed police advice to call off their home game against Kilmarnock despite reservations from the Scottish Premier League. Chief executive Neil Doncaster was surprised the police had handed out the advice more than 48 hours before kick-off, especially with a "substantial thaw forecast".

A club spokesperson added: "Staging a match at Celtic Park is a major event with around 50,000 supporters potentially making their way to the stadium.

"It is vitally important that we understand the expertise and experience of the police regarding this issue and we fully respect the decision of Strathclyde Police.

"While we would all have liked the game to go ahead, we fully understand the view of Strathclyde Police in not wishing to put supporters at risk."

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