Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has blamed Kilmarnock for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Rugby Park being postponed.
An SPL statement said tonight's match was called off due to “approach roads to the stadium being declared unsafe by the police”.
Similar circumstances also put paid to last night's Aberdeen v Falkirk game and tonight’s St Johnstone v Hibernian and Hamilton v St Mirren matches.
However, Celtic believe the Ayrshire club neglected its responsibility to “ensure the stadium locality is safe”.
Lawwell said: “Clearly, we are extremely disappointed that the match has been postponed.
“We have been told that the pitch is perfectly playable, but we have also been informed that the match cannot proceed due to the stadium footprint (area surrounding the stadium) not being cleared.
“Naturally this is very frustrating for the club and its supporters.
“As is always the case, it is the responsibility of home clubs to ensure that their own footprint or locality is safe and obviously in this case, this has not been achieved.”
If Rangers beat Dundee United at Ibrox they will go seven points clear of Celtic at the top of the SPL ahead of the Old Firm derby at Parkhead on January 3.
l Former Scotland boss Craig Brown has begun work as interim manager of Motherwell following the sacking of Jim Gannon.
Brown will take charge of the team for tonight's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Hearts at Tynecastle with Archie Knox as his assistant.
“In the short-term I am effectively the manager of the club, and my colleague will be with me, Archie,” Brown said. “It's not specified the number of games but we are asked to hold the fort meantime.
“The chairman, Mr (John) Boyle, is in Australia and the board will get together when he returns in the new year and they will decide on a managerial appointment.”