European evaluation team, Glasgow, november 22, 2005


The Old Firm game was being observed by European experts, men who have seen the world's most passionate games in cities such as Rome and Buenos Aires and hope they can learn something from the way Glasgow's derby is policed. One, Otto Adang of the Police Academy of the Netherlands, says everybody in the Netherlands knows about the Old Firm game. "But they don't know the context," he said. "They don't know about the religious side to it."

from: The Old Firm peacekeepers by David Leask, Evening Times Online