Fans in the Premier League will be allowed to return to games in reduced numbers from May 17 – and Rangers fans are hopeful it could lead to changes in Scotland allowing them to have an Ibrox title party.
The Light Blues are seven points away from the club’s first league crown in a decade and the confirmation [PLZ Soccer] that Premier League clubs with 40,000 seats will be allowed 10,000 fans and smaller ones allowed to be at 25% capacity could if replicated in Scotland, see as many as 12500 fans inside Ibrox before the end of the season.
BREAKING! Fans to RETURN to Premier League grounds for the final match of the season
English Premier League clubs will be allowed to fill 25 per cent of their stadiums from May 17th
— PLZ Soccer (@PLZSoccer) February 22, 2021
The Premiership campaign is due to end in Scotland a day earlier than restrictions being lifted south of the border, but there is a slim chance that fans could get in – if the Scottish Government decides the risk is low enough.
Next month will mark the first anniversary of fans being locked out of Ibrox as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and it has been one helluva season for fans to miss.
Getting some supporters inside Ibrox – even if less than the 25% in England – would be a fantastic way to end the campaign and would also help give the wider public a small sense of returning to normality.
So far there is no suggestion that there will be a change to allow fans in for the final weekend of the season – but Gers fans on Twitter were keen to be optimistic as they dream of an Ibrox party come May.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
— JC (@Jameyc11) February 22, 2021
The lucky 25% are going to be buzzing about this https://t.co/QaNFWRL2Tn
— Peter Adam (@petera1872) February 22, 2021
cmon hopefully we can also https://t.co/qygIt6Ymuw
— Kamaradona18 (@kamaradona18) February 22, 2021
Right @RangersFC demand the same up here for the title party 👍
— IbroxStandard (@IbroxStandard) February 22, 2021
— Cammy Little 🇬🇧 (@little_cammy) February 22, 2021
I’d love to see 10K supporters in Ibrox for the last game of the season.
— Ro55 Sneddon (@Sneddon0472) February 22, 2021
Right Nicola, over to you … don't be a miserable womanhttps://t.co/foFh03vE4Q
— Richard McLuckie (@Acemcl) February 22, 2021