High profile Rangers charity event cancelled following fixture suspension
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High profile Rangers charity event cancelled following fixture suspension

High profile Rangers charity event the ‘Blue All Over Fun Run’ which was due to take place at Ibrox on 28th March, has been postponed.

The Rangers Charity Foundation released a statement just after 2 pm on Friday afternoon to confirm the decision [Rangerscharity.org].

It came after the joint SFA and SPFL response group’s decision to suspend all domestic professional and grassroots football under Scottish FA jurisdiction, with this call also directly informed by Scottish government advice.

The government have made it clear that events with attendances of over 500 people should be cancelled and given that 640 supporters had already signed up to this event, there was little choice but to postpone it.

As yet, no replacement date has been decided upon.

“We are extremely sorry for any disappointment this might cause, but hope that the 640 fantastic supporters who have signed up, along with spectators, volunteers and staff, will understand,” read the statement on Rangerscharity.org.

“All tickets will be made transferable for the new event date and we will be in touch with supporters as soon as we’re able to share information on this.

“Refunds of the registration fee can be made available to those who cannot attend the new date.”

Rangers fixtures and the Ibrox charity event have been suspended for the foreseeable. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’s apparent that the event will not be scrapped altogether and instead will be reorganised, but given the mass uncertainty facing organisations at this time, it’s unsurprising a new date is yet to be agreed.

Ibrox was jam-packed with 50,000 supporters for the Europa League last 16 first-leg tie against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night, but it looks as though that will be the final event of any note to take place at the stadium until at least next month.