By Will Butcher
Rangers fans will be making their first trip to Celtic Park in four years on 10 September – and Twitter went into meltdown.
The famous Old-Firm encounter has also been pencilled in on New Year’s Day, which prompted excited responses from fans of both clubs.
With the prospect of The Gers’ new signing Joey Barton facing off against Celtic captain Scott Brown, and the added incentive of last season’s penalty shoot-out drama in the Scottish Cup semi-final, the anticipation is greater than ever.
The third match-up between the two sides will take place on 11 March, with the final fixture still to be decided after the league split.
The showdown has Rangers fans chomping at the bit in anticipation of the encounter, with many taking to Twitter to express their excitement.
Many tweeted their publicity-hungry new midfielder Barton, while others were just happy to see Rangers return to where The Gers’ fans believe is their rightful home. One fan was even thankful that the big game wasn’t on the same day as his wedding.
— Barrie (@twowordsbaz) June 17, 2016
Rangers play Celtic on Hogmanay? Perfect way to end 2016. Haha
— Jason McIntosh (@JasonMcIntoshh) June 17, 2016
Good seeing our name back in that fixture list. Let's do them all Rangers!
— The Ibrox Emporium (@IbroxEmporium) June 17, 2016
Old Firm derby on New Years Eve, hello #rfc
— Scott Cameron (@TheGlovesman) June 17, 2016
— FRitchx (@fritch53) June 17, 2016
Are my eyes deceiving me?? Rangers v Celtic playing on Hogmanay 😂 #oldfirm
— Greg Browning (@Browning84Greg) June 17, 2016
Barton himself tweeted his excitement at the fixture list, finishing with the hashtag #55, referring to Rangers’ 54 League titles so far.
Love it once the fixtures are out. You know all the battles that your going to face to be successful over the course of the year… #55
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 17, 2016