Rangers have released a statement directly addressing the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19 in Scottish football.
Expressing their frustration over the situation, the Ibrox club says they are “disappointed but not surprised” that all domestic and European football has come to a halt.
Saying that the club “fully agree” with the decision to postpone matches, Rangers sent a reassuring message to supporters in the wake of the decisions.
“Rangers is disappointed but not surprised that all domestic and European football has been suspended and that our forthcoming matches against Celtic and Bayer Leverkusen have been postponed,” reads a club statement [Rangers].
“However, we fully agree with the reasons behind the decisions taken by UEFA, the Scottish FA and the SPFL.
“While the Club has sympathy with our vast number of supporters who have experienced a great deal of uncertainty and confusion over the last week, their health and wellbeing must take priority.
“We are aware of the inconvenience caused to supporters but everything that can be done to minimise the effects of coronavirus must be done and Rangers will continue to be guided by experts in the field.
“We will, however, update our supporters as often as possible and share information as we receive it from the Government, health authorities and the Scottish FA and SPFL.
“The safety of fans and the general public must come before anything else and we must all try to minimise the spread and effects of coronavirus.
“We thank our fans for their understanding.”
The Rangers statement comes after both UEFA and the SPFL suspended the club’s upcoming matches due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Rangers have a duty to not only their supporters but to their staff and players who could also be affected by the outbreak.
Hearts admitted that one of their players are self-isolating [EEN], whilst reports today claimed football may not return until August at the earliest [Daily Record].