Rangers have continued to hammer Jordan Jones and George Edmundson, but their Ibrox careers may not necessarily be over.
The club released an official statement on Thursday night in response to the 7-match bans handed down to each player by the authorities following their breach of regulations [Scottishfa.co.uk].
Rangers accepted the sanctions and said that they are a ‘reminder to all of the expectations upon football’.
‘Football is in a privileged position and we recognise the responsibility that we all must uphold within the national sport,’ continued the statement [Rangers.co.uk].
It’s clear that Rangers still feel very strongly about Jones and Edmundson’s actions, but there was no suggestion that the club plans to take things further.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 19, 2020
Some supporters have suggested that the duo should have their contracts ripped up.
Yet, judging by the individual statements which followed, it appears the players are both under the impression that they will return to the group and, after their Scottish FA bans have ended, will once again be considered for selection.
“I have assured the Manager, club and my teammates that these actions won’t be repeated, and I have learned from my mistake,” said Edmundson [Rangers.co.uk].
Meanwhile, Jones also offered his assurances that he would act in a manner befitting of a Rangers player in the future.
The first match following the pair’s ban is a trip to St Mirren in the Premiership on 30 December.
Both players were down the pecking order at Ibrox before the incident, though, mustering only five appearances between them across the opening months of the season.