Rangers announcement confirms that controversial group are set for Ibrox return
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Rangers fan group Union Bears to return to Europe v Feyenoord

The Union Bears will return to their section at Ibrox for the visit of Feyenoord despite the Ibrox club facing another stadium closure.

Similarly to what happened against Legia Warsaw [Rangers], Rangers have been forced to close off 3000 seats in Ibrox against the Dutch side for sectarian chanting.

The difference is this time around Rangers have been charged for the away day in Legia, whilst the original closure came from a home match against St. Joseph’s.

The Union Bears will return to Ibrox for the match with Feyenoord. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The Union Bears section (BF1) was closed against Legia as a result of the first UEFA imposed sanction, sparking much debate over the role of the group.

There is little doubt that the Union Bears add to the atmosphere at Ibrox, but they must also bear a lot of responsibility for that.

By closing the section for the visit of Legia, it sent a strong message from the club to the group. If you want to be a part of the stadium then you must lead the chants in a different direction.

Credit to them – they responded in the disappointing defeat to Celtic – and they’ve been entrusted in the upcoming match with Feyenoord despite the closure.

Ibrox will be rocking for the club’s first game of this season’s Europa League group campaign and you can bet they’ll be at the centre of it.

The stadium closure for this match impacts areas BR4, BF4 (closest to the away fans in the Broomloan) and CD1.

Ibrox will have a partial stand closure v Feyenoord because of fan behaviour in Poland. (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’s not the final time supporters will be impacted by a reduction in allocations due to sectarian singing in Europe either.

After being charged by UEFA for singing in Legia, the Ibrox club have refused their allocation for the first away day against BSC Young Boys of Switzerland.

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