St Johnstone relent and Celtic fans allowed to bring flags and banners

St Johnstone have announced that a proposed ban on flags and banners at their Boxing Day clash with Celtic has been lifted, reports BBC Sport.

Police Scotland had recommended a ban to prevent fans using flags to hide the use of flares and smoke bombs.

A statement from St Johnstone read: "Further discussion has today taken place between all parties and a request from the clubs made to Police Scotland that the ban be lifted has been accepted.

"Safety remains of paramount importance to both clubs and the match will be managed with this in mind and with Police Scotland having reviewed this policy, the two clubs are now putting their faith in all supporters that they shall support their respective teams in a manner which befits what should be a great game of football on a special date in the football calendar."

 
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