Rangers UEFA hearing scheduled for tomorrow - report
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Rangers UEFA hearing scheduled for tomorrow - report

Rangers will find out their fate for the latest charge of alleged sectarian singing tomorrow when UEFA’s disciplinary committee meets in Switzerland – according to a report.

The Scottish Sun reports that that the Gers will discover what punishment lies in store, with a stadium closure a real possibility.

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After being cited under Article 14 of UEFA’s disciplinary regulations for a second time, the Gers have already offered not to take any tickets for their next away European tie.

That might not be enough though with the UEFA rules stipulating a full stadium closure and €50,000 fine for a second offence.

Rangers were charged after the St. Joseph’s tie, with 3000 seats closed for tonight’s playoff second-leg against Legia Warsaw as UEFA take a hard stance on discriminatory behaviour.

The prospect of a stadium closure is a very real one, with Partizan Belgrade currently forced to play two games behind closed doors.

There’s simply no excuse for any sort of behaviour that will see Rangers land further sanctions and hopefully all fans at Ibrox heed the warnings given.

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If they don’t, expulsion from European football is the next stop for the Gers and that’s an outcome that doesn’t bear thinking about.

Regardless of people’s individual opinions on singing, sectarianism, or the feeling that Rangers are under excessive pressure from outside forces, fans need to put the club first moving forward and help restore the reputation built up in the past.

 

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