Rangers question in parliament garners contemptible response from minister
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Government Minister's answer on Rangers question is utterly contemptible

The Covid-19 pandemic which led to the suspension of football has seen major sporting events which took place in March come under the microscope for their role in spreading the disease – and a response from a Scottish government minister to a question about possible transmission caused by Rangers’ Europa League clash with Leverkusen is nothing short of contemptible.

Labour MSP Neil Findlay had tabled a question asking how many of the over 50,000 at Ibrox that night have been contact traced, and what information was held on any deaths of those who had attended.

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Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing Joe FitzPatrick’s response was brief, confirming no information was held by the Scottish government.

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According to Professor Tim Spector – who runs the Covid-19 Symptom Study at King’s College London – Liverpool’s Champions League clash at Anfield, the night before Rangers faced Leverkusen, ‘directly contributed’ to Covid hotspots in the aftermath.

That there’s been nothing done to follow up on the potential spread as a result of a packed Ibrox is remarkable.

Fans were incredulous when the response was shared on Twitter by Findlay – with many suggesting contacting the club for details of those who attended would have been a sensible starting point.

Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:




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